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Picture of the Day

https://ai.mee.nu/images/MercuryStreamliner.jpg?size=720x&q=95

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Anyone have an idea when and where this might be?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 09:23 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 If "this" is in reference to the picture I'd say somewhen in the late '30s and somewhere between  Cincinnati and Detroit.
The train appears to be one of the NYCentral Railroad's Mercury series streamliners. 
https://www.classicstreamliners.com/npt-mercury.html
If  however, "this" is in reference to that pulsating and glowing space behind you, "where" and "when" are non-applicable concepts and I strongly suggest that you avoid contact with it.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Monday, December 31 2018 06:21 PM (gxCG3)

2 Furthermore, one of the background buildings has a sign on top that appears to read "Syracuse Warehouse Storage" something or other.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 01 2019 01:31 AM (Q/JG2)

3 Rick and Brickmuppet, you nailed it.  I saw that sign but it's not entirely clear and as an Aussie, Syracuse didn't spring immediately to mind.
 
A little searching identifies the building on the left as Syracuse City Hall, which looks just the same today.  Given that fact, we can pin down the date to between July 15 and September 24, 1936.  The Mercury Streamliner entered service in July, and the tracks through downtown Syracuse were closed in September of the same year.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, January 01 2019 02:24 AM (PiXy!)

4 A number of sites (apparently tracing back to this one) claim the photo is by Art Cornelius, from June 1936. Sadly, the Syracuse Post-Standard has redesigned their site since they printed this picture in April 2014, so I can't tell if they're the source for that info.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, January 02 2019 04:41 PM (tgyIO)

5 June is just before the train entered service, but it could easily have been a test run.  Which would explain why the photo was noteworthy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, January 02 2019 05:13 PM (PiXy!)

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