Van Etten to Ithaca

The abandoned railroad route between Van Etten and Ithaca of which 18.554 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in New York by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
Docket Number: 11839 Date: 11/3/1937 Section: 1
Joint appl. of Lehigh Valley RR Co. & Lehigh Valley Ry Co. for authority to abandon 19 miles of railroad and operation therof from a point near village of Van Etten in and through Counties of Chemung and Schuyler in State of New York and to require them to acquire and use in lieu of the tracks to be abandoned trackage, rights over the railroad of Erie Railroad Co. between Waverly and Elmira, a distance of 18.554 miles and also the right to use Erie's trackage rights over a short portion of the tracks of the Pennsylvania RR Co. connecting the Erie tracks and applicants at Elmira, New York, in counties of Tioga and Chemung, New York.
Length: 18.554 miles Citation: 228 ICC 711  

Norfolk Southern (NS) runs the tracks from Sayre to Milliken Station's coal burning power plant north of Ludlow Ville, NY. NS also serves the Salt Mining Facility (Cargill) in Lansing, NY. This line runs through Van Etten, Spencer and West Danby into Ithaca and along Cayuga Lake.

Scott Haner
Candor
1/2/2015

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This refers to the ex-Elmira, Cortland and Northern from Horseheads through Van Etten to EAST Ithaca, not to the currently-active NS Ithaca line (ex-LV, ex-Ithaca & Athens), Both Ithaca and East Ithaca are in the same City but the East Ithaca branch was far to the east, in the Willseyville and then Six-Mile Creek valleys, not the Inlet Valley. You should move the marker over to Willseyville.

David Rossiter
Ithaca, NY
9/17/2015

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