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Sperry Railcar Checks Tracks for Defects (editor's title)

Sperry Railcar Checks Tracks for Defects
John Fasulo stood near the Moodna Creek Viaduct in Orange County, New York, near Salisbury Mills on the NY-Port Jervis line to capture a picture of a Sperry Rail Car in use in 1982. The rail car was testing track on the newly opened Graham line, using the Erie's old freight cutoff (though a longer route, the new Graham line removed commuter trains from the middle of towns). Sperry Rail Cars were developed by Elmer Ambrose Sperry (1860-1930), most well known for the gyrocompass, but an inventor and engineer of significant accomplishment. When this picture was taken, the Sperry car used ultrasonic equipment, replacing Sperry's initial "induction method." The image anchors "My Passion for Trains: Railroad Images of John Fasulo" at Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2008.
Source John Fasulo, Beacon, New York
Coverage Spatial, Salisbury Mills, New York; Temporal, 1982
Rights John Fasulo
Date Created c1982
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Depicted Railroad
Location Salisbury Mills, New York
Equipment: Cars Sperry Railcar
Creator Description John Fasulo, a news cameraman for twenty-five years, lives in Beacon, New York. His grandfather, "Pop," introduced him to photography and railroads, inspiring a lifelong passion for both. "Pop" was a machinist for the New York Central at its shops in Harmon, New York. As a boy, Fasulo photographed him in the "head end" (locomotive cab). Fasulo's recent exhibitions include Cunnan Hackett Cultural Center, spring 2010; the Gallery, Steamtown, Scranton, Pennsylvania, April 2010; The Rivers and Estuaries Center, Beacon, New York; the DB Museum in Nuremburg, Germany, 2012; and in print at Cereis Press, Spring Issue 2010 vol.1 issue 3.
Collection John Fasulo Collection
Institution
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