"Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks Nevertheless I'm experiencing challenge with ur rss . Don? know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss drawback? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx"
"The old Erie line that crossed Kenmore and Sheridan has been made into a bike path in the last few years. As matter of fact they are finishing up the last section where it crossed Young St and crossed Fillmore. It comes out at Fillmore by the bridge and uses …" More
"I grew up beside this line just west of Whiteville. It literally ran through our yard and tobacco field. In my preschool years the engines still carried the old EMD Purple, Silver and Yellow livery with high short hoods on the GPs (7s and 9s). Trains ran on …" More
"The turn-table that was once in Petoskey is the fully-functioning man-powered turn-table that's at Greenfield Village's steam works. There's a depot in Alanson as well as a couple of "Crooked Scenic Railway" cars along US-31 north of Petoskey. And in Petoskey …" More
"There still is a bridge across dugdemona/ little river in zenoria la. I was raised in little creek. right down the road it flood really bad there in 2016.next time I'm up that way I'll get a few pictures."
"Section of rail south of Cecil goes to a LaFarge cement factory. Hazardous waste is transported to the plant to be used as fuel for cement making process."
"The final ore train ran on October 31, 1938 and the last train ran in November 10, 1938 not September 1939, approval for abandonment came in May 1939. Recommend: http://ronsimpson.blogspot.com"
"The former NKP main line to Chicago (now the NS' Fostoria District) heads west from Fostoria & crosses the CSX Toledo Sub at Leipsic Jct, OH. It proceeds west to New Haven, IN & Ft Wayne. The Fostoria District is top quality RoW with CTC sidings including one …" More
"Quince Shealy once operated the Perry railroad station, according to Shealy family captioned photographs"
"I'm going to have to read that book. "
"I have the Ghost Rails Book that deals with the PRR Butler line and the West Winfield RR, just moved so I got to go through by boxes and try to find it again."
"Does anyone know how I can find the Willamette Valley Southern Railroad emblem/logo? Thanks!"
"I remember a couple of things about that portion of the old LV line. The signal that was along I-290 was always amber. It crossed next to Sammys on Niagara Falls Blvd. I loved when my father would gun it in the car crossing the hump as the line crossed Ellicott …" More
"I believe this line extended past Shakopee into Chaska and on to Cologne. I've heard old-timers from Cologne refer to this as the "Dinky" line. Apparently during the 1940s & 1950s there was a single run per day going from Farmington to Cologne and back. Can …" More
"I've borrowed the book, lots of great information and pictures. There is also this guy who has visited the West Winfield area (north end of the line) and has a good collection of pictures and related information on his website. I just stopped there this past …" More
"To answer a question from 2016 about the abandoned limestone mine along the Neshannock Creek where the rail line ran, if you zoom in on a map, look for a section of the creek which makes a sweeping U bend. At the closet point the creek comes to Rt 168 (Eastbrook …" More
"I was raised in Mansfield and Grand Cane in 1960s. ( I was in 5th grade in GC in 1967 when the public school closed) I remember the railroad ran parallel to 171 from Shreveport to Mansfield. The railroad croseed 171 between Kickapoo and Stonewall. The railroad …" More
"I have to modify some of my last comment. I got another look at the bridge over the Santa Ana river. Turns out, the bridge has NOT been torn down. However, from the perspective down the right of way, it was now behind some trees. I don't remember if those trees …" More
"Please go to your library and look for a book called Ghost Rails. There is an entire book on the railroad. Also of interest in the area is the Hramony Short Line."
"poweslave, if you are speaking of the TS&N, it never had any association with the KCS. The T&P bought it, later abandoned it north of Hosston and eventually, abandoned the rest of the way."
"Paul: Excellent article. I have travelled quite a bit to Franklin and Oil City since about 2013 for a relaxing drive. I wondered about railroading while up there. My grandad worked for the P&LE so I have always had an interest in the NYC. "
"We are researching the DALY family 1908 who exited a railway car at a Buena Vista Station and took a buggy ride to the DALY Ranch/ Daly Farm would that have been on this line ? If not where else should I look? Thanks "
"pacific electric crews work out of anaheim,ca."
"see: http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/the-chadwick-bus.12298/ http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/they-called-it-the-chad.6655/#post-65996"
"East of Fairmount between 950 S and 1050 S there are still remnants of this line. A good friend of mines dad remembers his father talking about how there was passenger service on this line when he was very young. That would have had to be in the mid to late …" More
"There is an old abandoned tunnel located south-southeast of Marquand, MO, on the Castor River Ranch campground, just to the east of Hwy DD once you cross Castor River. It is privately owned, but is very neat. I don't see anywhere to add pictures to this post. …" More
"Jim, Unfortunately I do not know the details as they are most likely recorded in the land records of Santa Barbara County. The information on the survey only shows notes that the parcels along the route were "deeded" in 1882 (when the PCRY was first planned …" More
"Used to be part of Milwaukee Roads "Southwest Line" that ran from Sturtevant (near Racine), West to Kansas City if I remember reading my Milwaukee Road Historical Society magazines right..."
"You are correct about that. The section of track... I'm guessing was pulled out in the early 80's. I do remember seeing the remains of telegraph poles and wires still up around that time, and it may sound crazy, but in the early 80's there was still remains …" More
"Somewhere around 1977 or so I attended a summer camp somewhere south of Prairie City. I don't know where it was -- maybe the Lake Creek Youth Camp? Anyway while wandering in the woods I found an old rusted railroad spike and an obsidian spear head. It was a …" More
"When I was a kid in latter part of the 70s, we sometimes drove US26 on our occasional trips into town. I recall seeing lines of 40ft "be specific" slogan boxcars on the tracks. I had assumed it was at the end of the branch near Brogan but apparently that was …" More
"Question on the HAYSI BRANCH... Haysi to Vicey VA.. do you know who actually owns the railroad tracks/right a way currently? Thanks Philip"
"Born in the Old Stanford Hospital. Parents lived on Mercy St. & moved to Farley St.(Rex Manor), eventually relocating to Saratoga. Daddy was a meatcutter for Purity Stores. In Saratoga the Vasona Line ran about a quarter mile behind our home. I loved hearing …" More
"Might add that PENNDOT has replaced the old two deck bridge over the Allegheny at Foxburg. The old bridge was a single lane highway bridge with the RR bridge above it."
"sp?] buildings and the old RR Xing marks on the road got paved over. But if you know what to look for, you can still see a little of the old ROW on either side of the road. Might add that the map should show a part of the old AC line down toward Naples as no longer there."
"At least one steel bridge over the Animas River was still visible south of Durango and shows up on Google Earth. Worked this bridge in to one of my novels, which will likely hit print some time in 2020."
"When visiting my daughter and family when her husband was going through school at Ft. Huachuca, traces of the line were still visible on the army facility.....this would have been back around 2010 or thereabouts."
"Mr Marshall Thanks for your rundown on the property ownership along Graciosa Cyn. You mentioned that the property was bought from Hartnell (heirs) in 1882? Do you know of a record of that? Would it have been a 50 ft easement or more? Thanks, Jim Harris email@example.com BTW, …" More
"From RJ Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org, our guru on the southern portion of the PCRY. Forward any additional comments on that part of the line to his email. The scene where the horse is holding back the train and the front drive wheel is used for gambling …" More
"I was born and raised in Schenectady, NY (the city that lights and hauls the world) in the late 40's and my father worked for ALCO (the American Locomotive Company) for 40 years in the Tank Shop. I remember riding our bikes down Nott Street to play ball at …" More
"Might as well add the CSX branch to Homestead from Stirling, FL to the abandoned list. The line has been out of service since Hurricane Irma. All of the crossing gates have had their arms removed and the light heads have all been turned upward That happened …" More
"Track of spur serving ore dock still in place (As of: Unknown)"
"There is also a trestle bridge. (You need satellite mode on to see it)"
"There are more abandoned tracks on the eastern side of Ashland (that can be seen via Google Maps(link here https://email@example.com,-90.8754615,1187m/data=!3m1!1e3) )"
"Hendry County owned (and I believe still does) the right of way from the Caloosahatchee south. Considered making it a nature horseback and hiking trail once. The train also had a siding at Sears where Sears and Roebuck had operated a modular housing plant in …" More
"Does anyone know the name of the sawmill at Mill Creek serviced by this line?????"
"Very interesting site. I have material that I would like to contribute. What is your email address?"
"Excellent information. Thanks for sharing this. I spent all my summers at Pymatuming Lake & have loved railroad history in this area for decades. If you ever publish an e-book or pdf, I would be interested in purchasing it. "
"There were, at least about 6 years ago, steam passenger excursions with old Milwaukee Road Hiawatha coaches on the line from Coldwater, MI to Hillsdale, MI and from there to Angola, IN courtesy of the tourist line operating out of Coldwater. I can't recall …" More
"According to my old Official Guides, Findley was quite a busy interchange point with multiple passenger trains per day. I drove through there years ago when I lived in Michigan and you'd never know how big of a hub it apparently was back in the late 19th-early 20 centuries period."
"The remaining section in Kendallville also serves what appears to be a large scrapyard just south of US 6 just west of Main Street. The ROW is quite easy to follow."
"I'd like to see rail commuter lines up and running between Madison and surrounding communities. I think housing wouldn't be so damn expensive if people living in surrounding communities had better commuting options. "
"Moved to Antioch in 2012. I knew of SN and WRM, as wwell as former SP Iron Horse Trail. Recently had lunch from Station Cafe on Claremont (Key System?). Would like detail map of SN through East Bay. Interested in rr history."
"Gentlemen I am a historian who is interested primarily in the Santa Maria to Los Alamos area. I was looking for information on how the PCRy obtained its right-of-way through the ranchos in La Graciosa canyon between Orcutt and Los Alamos. I'm also interested …" More
"Crossing sign and track still visible on Micaville Loop via Google Street view: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-82.2203807,3a,75y,149.86h,85.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9W2gPLLWfKAiG4WZsz7S1Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656"
"Can anyone tell me what train would have taken a body to Birmingham, AL from Wardensville, in Sept of 1926?"
"Gentleman, the Holy Grail has been found! I give you "The Iron Mule" (1925) Filmed entirely on the PCRR (Mostly between Los Olivos and Zaca Station and Avila Beach) feat. Al St. John and directed by Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle with a cameo by Buster Keaton(?). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDiXZGP9LOg I …" More
"I think these are the coordinates of the boxcar Kibu references on Google Maps in Tiger GA: 34.848622, -83.426375"
"I worked as the project coach for an Eagle Scout project which was designed to place a kiosk in Kenwood Park to denote that straight section of the park's walking path as a portion of the original Atlanta to Florida (Ft. Valley) RR rail bed. The kiosk information …" More
"I was in Centreville about two months ago and heard a train somewhere in town and one of the people where I work lives in Millington and she said the trains very rarely run through there so I dont know how busy they are...…….."
"The tracks of the former MVRR no longer go past Higginson Ave pretty much after the mills and dye works closed up there was no need for the extra tracks. At Higginson Ave is where the yard began and the office was adjacent to the old Watt Terminal Building."
"The tracks from Main St to Central St are still down but as shown here on this map everything after Central St is ripped up or in an area you can't get to some areas are flooded I know this because I delivered papers to Gardner and looked around at night during …" More
"An update. The old RR bridge over the Santa Ana river has been knocked down. There is a lot of grading going on between the bridge and Fairview St. "
"is the line down near the town of stockdale near 87 and 123 business that runs thru town"
"My father, the son of a B&O Railroad Engineer in Somerset, PA, is the person who ignited my interest in the South Penn Railroad. The South Penn Tunnel through the Allegheny MountIn lies just to the North of the Turnpike tunnel. I have seen the Eastern mouth …" More
"I worked in Abbeville in 1968 and left in 1978 and had an older guy working for me who always talked about riding the train to McCormick from Abbeville and he called it the silver train. I don't know if this is true and perhaps he was confused with Anderson …" More
"I have since learned a bit more. The last passenger train Port Royal - Augusta line was apparently in March 1955 - much later than I had originally thought. I know this from a souvenir envelope I saw for sale on eBay, postmarked 3-14-55. It has printed on the …" More
"Does anyone know if the concrete pillar type structures in the horse pasture on Carrie Cox Dr in Helen could be part of the old railroad? Curious, and I am determined to figure out what they are if not the railroad....anyone know?"
"We stayed at Robert's Cabin (a Forest Service rental) along this line in Summer of 2008. Gorgeous area, not too far from Como. Very cool, hiked along the old R-O-W. "
"This brings back memories. In 1970 working with my dad, we removed the rail and ties from Georgetown to Frankfort. I remember my cousin and myself derailing a small motorized car on our way to Stamping Ground. Luckily neither of us were hurt badly. Every evening …" More
"I found another old treasure. I took a side street on the north side of Sheboygan and there is a WORKING set of wig-wags on the UP line there. I happened to see a train headed north where it crosses Business Drive and did a side street detour until I reached it."
"the Segment between the CSX Toledo Subdivision and Tennecco (Formerly the World HQ of Delphi) in Kettering, Ohio is not long to exist as the Parks Department wants it for a Raised Bikeway the segment is Currently Owned by Norfolk Southern"
"isn't this track now used by the copper basin because this track still looks used"
"Line of the branch to colardo very inporant "
"Can anyone out there with any good memories of this section or railroad confirm this... As the railroad climbed East out of Fond du Lac, North out of Pebbles,... I was told by a local farmer that in order for the train to scale the rock ledges on the East side …" More
"How did the Northshore go around the Mitchell airport? Was it below grade or not at that point just west of the airport?"
"Yes. By federal law land goes back to original owner or their heirs. If you purchased tracts that include the old right of way and it is stated in you land deed you have ownership than it is yours. If not it belongs to family of original owner, but there is …" More
"That ended where it shows and only serviced a strip mine."
"The line was flooded for the creation of Moraine State Park's Lake Arthur between the years 1968 and 1970. Dam and spillway were completed June 1968 and the lake took just under 2 years to completely fill to 1400 ft. above sea level (normal pool). As for the …" More
"This is in reference to the comment on the rail line that ran into Cranberry Twp. There was a Callery branch of the B.O. railroad that branched off the current line near where the Callery and Ribold met in Callery If you use google earth you can still see the …" More