"sorry this is a follow up to my recent comment. I have fixed the error of location."
"I believe this line went all the way to Kokomo reason being that it crossed s 380 east not far from the house I lived in. unfortunately I don't remember the line because I moved out when I was 3 and all I was told was that the tracks were being removed not …" More
"Missing from your inventory is the Erie RR Rochester Division from Elmira to Rochester, abandoned north of Cohocton in 1956. "
"It mat be worth investigating in Sandusky where MR&LE made contact with the NYC. It may have indeed crossed directly and continued past the coal docks down along the water front to present day Battery Park where the MR&LE commemorative plaque was placed. The …" More
"I am just curious about the junction near Holden,did that grade continue towards Corsica or not?"
"I think this former Rail corridor could become a rail trail. Hopefully, in the future this rail corridor could be utilized as part of hidden history of Elk County. Should be considered for recommendation for conversion into a rails-to-trails. I actually wondered …" More
"The packing house at the end of this spur survived until at least 2012. And it looks like there's still a hump in the road and break in the curb on the north side of Foothill. https://email@example.com,-117.6328272,3a,58.1y,321.49h,77.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sC11pvKJkbyKB17S8VjfWTQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0"
"Shortly after our move from Rogers Pk. in Chicago , to Willow St next to the tracks, we threw a party for old Chocago friends. After midnite one of whoopsy pals drove his car on to the tracks, think it was a street/The rubberized running board on the Packard …" More
"I love abandoned railroads and I went to the PRSL ocean city line!"
"Thanks to all on some great reading about the former CA&C! My interest comes from the fact that my maternal grandfather was a brakeman on this line long after it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad up until his retirement in 1948. My father was an engineer …" More
"A good source on the history of the Sunset Railway is "The History of the Sunset Railway" by John F. Bergman. It was published in 1994 by the Kern County Historical Society. A copy turns up occasionally on book and auction sites."
"They really put the engine with the caboose it would really attracked people to mineral Wells for all those train fanatics"
"If you go on Google Maps. In a few ponds between Hurdsfield and Goodrich, the rails,and ties are still intact."
"Glad I could help, Dave!"
"Many thanks Don!"
"Dave, Those are the GPS coordinates for the start of the line in Hudson. You can copy/paste the numbers in google maps, and it should take you right to it. Don"
"Don R Thanks so much for your response. What are the numbers you listed after your response? "
"Hi Ed. I just happened to stumble across it while searching for abandoned lines in Wayne County. I got lucky and bought a house about 175' from an active line, the NS Ft. Wayne Line. We generally see 6-8 trains in a 24 HR period through here. One of these days, …" More
"Man, I posted this question 6 years ago and am still getting notifications, as people continue to comment and provide more useful info. Thanks everyone! Interestingly, I purchased my first house 3 years ago, which is also right next to this abandoned line. …" More
"Dave, it starts in Hudson just east of the Milford Drive/Veterans Way intersection. 41.2372079,-81.4459664"
"It was both clean, comfortable and fast. As a teenager I used to ride it info the city from York Rd in Elmhurst to Forest Park and then on into the city on the CTA. It was my life line into the city and my beloved White Sox. "
"There are now plans to use parts of this line to run DMU's on it (called Valley Link). It will connect BART (Dublin/Pleasanton station) with ACE (at a new station in Livermore, not downtown). It will also go to Tracy Downtown, Lathrop and later Stockton. Has …" More
"You can follow the path north from the Reedsburg dam until it gets too grown over for the motorcycle, I did it on my dirtbike over the Memorial Day holiday two weeks ago. I'm interested in the old stagecoach line that intersects it just south of Michelson …" More
"Hi Richard, you're probably correct; I traced the route above based on evidence in older USGS topo maps, which shows the river flowing down an adjacent/different course than what today's map shows. I wonder if this explains the discrepancy? Thanks. "
"We just visited Mare Island. Take the guided tour from the museum if you get a chance - it was very good. There are rails all over the place. Several of them have been paved over. Google street view in June 2017 shows the rails were still there, but we noticed …" More
"Re: The San Luis Rey Spur. Thanks for some very helpful information about this little branch. The black route that has been added to the map indicates that the SLR branched off north of the river and then crossed the river three times before reaching the end …" More
"The old Barnegat Branch ROW isabout 200 feet from my house and I'm 2 miles from downtown Lakehurst. New crossing signals have yet to be installed, and this is holding back opening the line down to Hanson Sand IMO. From the pont where the track enters Hanson …" More
"I wish one day that who ever would just put another train line again that would be sooooooo awesome running from weather Ford to graford to mineralwells I've tried to track down the old track s but could never find it please put another train through mineralwells …" More
"I am working with Kern County to open an operational (rides available) multi-mode Inyokern Transportation Park; and Kern County is working to get the right of way, which they hope to eventurally return freight and commuter service to. We are in early talks, …" More
"The old trestle ( bridge ) off Trestle Glen Rd. over the pond at Blooms nursery unfortunately burned to the pilings during the wildfires of Oct. 2017."
"the old rail line borders my property as are the old track is still in place , I belong to the greater baton rouge model railroaders, and also own part of the old Clinton & Port Hudson Rail Road bed that came across my property , you can still see the old railroad …" More
"Was There A Underpass Where US 74 Is? Where The Tracks Crossed"
"I rode the NYC "Egyptian" passenger train on its final run from Eldorado to Harrisburg, IL (@8 miles) along w a coachload of other kids and moms. Harrisburg had been the southern terminus of the train for many years by the 1950s. The consist in the final days …" More
"I remember back in the mid '60's there was a live steam excursion train running from the station at the Concord Road Crossing. It had one, maybe town engines and several cars. It might have lasted three or four seasons"
""At one point it had two separate crossings, one at Anaheim, and one at Orange, both within about a 12-mile distance." 12 miles? The distance from South Anaheim to Marboro is only 2.6 miles. "
"This book can be found on several sites, E bay, Amazon etc. I got mine from my local library. Great book."
"The Chicago, Aurora and Elgin railroad still has remains in Batavia, as the "Prarie Path" Bike trail the runs through East Batavia is what the tracks used to be. "
"The CA&S and its predecessors is given lots of coverage in Elmer Sulzer's "Ghost Railroads of Indiana". Originally published in the early 70's, it was reprinted by Indiana Univ. Press in more recent years; shouldn't be too hard to find a copy."
"People on this thread interested in finding out more, NEED to find a copy of "Trail of the Blue Comet"...wonderfully done history, with photos, lots of photos. "
"Elmer Sulzer gives a lot of space to CIRR over its lifetime in his "Ghost Railroads of Indiana". If you're interested in CIRR, you should see this."
"Search YouTube for: Long Bell Logging no audio and You will find a wonderful video (rescued from the Black Butte dump) You will get to see their hidden railyard at Leaf... not rotting away, but filled with that day's set of loaded log cars... all awaiting …" More
"This branchline once connected with the Castleman River RR [which followed the Casselman River] at Salisbury Junction and ran south to Grantsville, Jennings, and Bittinger, all in Maryland. Traffic was first lumber, and later some coal and brick kilns along …" More
"This branch started as the Silver Lake RR, and was later acquired by BR&P. There are photos of the original SLRR and later operations in "Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh" by Paul Pietrak."
"The line curved right at Wildwood Station Oak Avenue and went south along New Jersey Avenue to Cold Spring Harbor or what is know today as "Two Mile Landing." This Wildwood-Crest portion was removed sometime in late 1950's but did see RDC service. There originally …" More
"This railroad used to go right past my old school. I never got to see it as it was removed before I was born. The chance of them rebuilding this railroad is probably pretty unlikely, but if bainbridge or greenfield regain the industries they once had, then …" More
"Your abandonment filing from 1980, I think, applied to a short segment of the branch in town, east of Main St. The segment east from there to Watersville Jct was long gone by '80. The east end connection was known as Watersville Junction. The branch was removed …" More
"There are a number of photos for the Bedford Branch in Elmer Sulzer's excellent "Ghost Railroads of Indiana"."
"This branch had a still-productive coal operation at Kendall when the branch was closed because a flood control dam was built on the Youghigheny River that covered most of the branch. In earlier years, there was a big lumber industry centered around Friendsville, …" More
"The tracks here, including the main track switch, were still in place in the early 1970's, but no one had been back to Buckeystown since the mid '60's, at least. The old timers told be there was a feed mill back there, but the main reason for the branch was a brickyard."
"Back in my B&O days, we spotted the propane dealer on this spur, just short of the US1 crossing (which hadn't been used in years). I haven't looked in a long time, but there was a short truss bridge still in place where this old line crossed Patuxent River …" More
"Fred: Good reply there. On the history of SP and the signals, I have no idea. But your theory makes perfect sense and is about as best a plausible explanation I've read anywhere. Getting back to the current and future status of the corridor. Well at least …" More
"This line was part of the Kansas City Mexico and Orient which was envisioned by promoter Arthur E. Stilwell as a shortcut to the Pacific Ocean via Mexico. Mexico's famed Copper Canyon line is a surviving remnant of this route. A branch of the Rock Island's …" More
"The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe had recently acquired the Kansas City Mexico and Orient, whose main line ran beside their Hutchinson and Southern branch. The original H&S line was abandoned in favor of the Orient line. This line, too, was eventually abandoned."
"Rereading the entry about T0 there are many inaccuracies. Original #1 went WEST of T0. The right of way is easy to find, driving under #2 towards the #1 crossing it is several hundred feet west of the track. The 1940's change was to grade a line a few hundred …" More
"The vertical storage tanks in Wyatt were grain silos. I measured the diameters last month. The one farthest to the west was 25 feet and the two eastern ones were 21 feet. "
"I used to live in the area where the Niagara Falls Branch and the Buffalo to Chilli crossed. I remember as a kid walking on the rails of the Niagara Falls Branch. The rails were still there as of 1983. I recall seeing some traffic, freight, travel the line."
"I know where the trestle By Lulu on the map is: go to the google link: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-82.4731879,3a,75y,233.47h,93.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjFsM-OwZF7y17gKSZAFWkg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 "
"Does anyone have any information regarding the transfer of ownership of the vacated right of ways to the adjoining property owners of that right of way? I remember a push to create a "Rails to Trails" from Nampa to the Snake River, several years ago."