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"Hi Tracey... Assuming you live in Woodburn, Oregon, if you live within city limits, perhaps the Woodburn (city) police department could help you with this. If not, you could try contacting the Marion County Sheriff's Office. I've included links to both sites …" More
"In Colorado, D RG did not complete its newly constructed standard-gauge connection, via Tennessee Pass and Glenwood Springs, until mid November 1890, by-passing the original narrow-gauge route over Marshall Pass to the south. The route was standard gauge from …" More
"This line was always affiliated with the New York central/ Penn central , New York Central controlled the P&E " Peoria & Eastern " from the early 1900's and was actually part of The Big 4 before the NYC took over . the original IT traction line out of Peoria …" More
"To open the New York Lake Erie Railroad line from Conewango Valley to Waterboro on the east-west Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority tracks would require a new switch, rail and ties. That part of the line has been closed for decades."
"I was very young.. I was blessed.. I got to work in the snack bar on the Blue Goose.. My mother-in-law & aunties worked in the station store.. One-time George McFadden let me drive the old steamer back to the yard.. probably 1974-1975.. A memory I will …" More
"2/Plate%209.pdf) shows the old RR line on the bottom right. In current terms, that's roughly Sunrise Drive from the Rock Road End. As far as crossing 23, it would be just slightly east of the Warwick County Park North Access (off Rt 23) parking area. If I recall …" More
"this line is the original Pennsylvania and Northwestern Railroad, Which later became the Bells Gap Railroad. The line ran from Bellwood to Fordham Pa. 5 or so miles south of Punxsutawney Pa."
"i was under the impression that rail line ran along the Casselman river out of Confluence to Listonburg? Does the railway bed run along Hwy 523/Listonburg Rd, Where it went from there would be interesting? Am I incorrect on that?"
"AM writing a book on the CP&StL. The JSE (later to become CP&StL) started construction of their bridge north of the old wagon bridge, while the IB&W/CH&W bridge was south of the wagon bridge. The JSE completed several piers of their bridge, and grading on the …" More
"Hello Greg, Yeah, Flag does look like a ghost town now that all the college kids have left. I think it was sometime last fall that a person sat down in front of an EB in front of the station. He didn't survive. The cameras are located on the Amtrak station. …" More
"hi Sam , had a bit of excitement on my last trip the other night going to Winslow. At 2359 as were approaching the Beaver St. xing eastbound in downtown Flagstaff some guy who looked as if he had been having a few , tried to throw himself in front of our …" More
"This cache is on the abandoned grade of the Pere Marquette Railroad, at the station site of Woodville. Cache is on land owned by the Woodville Country Store with permission. The village of Woodville was founded at the head of the Pere Marquette River by the …" More
"Nick Drake, I'll get back to you with that answer another day."
"This was the old Airline Cut-off. The Milwaukee Road used to run trains up this line thru the V.A. when Grand Ave. was bottlenecked. I heard from a reliable source that this line may be going back in if Amtrak adds more trains. Apparently the trail was put …" More
"Whereabouts does the grade cross at Wattenberg? I've looked, but have been unable to uncover it."
"Did this line ever connect to Morris? It seems there is a grade visible between Graceville and Brownsvalley "
"The bridge was rebuilt after the fire with a modern concrete type. The railroad has survived until 2019 when Omnitrax filed for abandonment. It is currently in the process of negotiations to sell. There are 2 parties interested in the purchase of it. "
"I grew up in Nacogdoches and remember when this line was pulled up. The Striker Lake spur was used in the construction of the lake in the late '50s I think. I remember it being out of service with trees growing up between the rails in the '70s. I dont think …" More
"Hi Webtechwork! The reference to the Santa Fe buying the line comes from the TP&W having trackage rights over the line. Santa Fe owned a controlling interest in the TP&W. If Conrail tried to sell the line, Santa Fe/TP&W would have lobbied for approval to buy …" More
"Hi Brett. Are any of those photos available to the public (Perhaps at the Historical Society)? I'd love to see them! Thanks for providing the clarifying comments. I've seen a lot of conflicting info about the demise or railroads in Xenia. Your help is much appreciated!"
"Really enjoyed reading all of the comments about the railroad in Orangeburg. I grew up in Orangeburg, but left the area 40 years ago. Brought back several memories for me. Thank you "
"I'm a former Milwaukee Road Brakeman / Conductor on the former Chicago,Terre Haute Southern Division from 1968 - 1976 .The Milwaukee line from Joliet to Momence (the former Chicago, Milwaukee, & Gary) was an asset to both the Department of Defense and the Milwaukee …" More
"Did Marcola Branch begin as Jasper Spur...looks to be in about same place on topos--if not where was JSpur?"
"This is in regards to AD's question about the SN-SP crossing in Walnut Creek. Does anybody have any pics of the crossing? "
"I'm curious as to how the Iron Horse Trail crossed the SN in Walnut Creek. On YouTube there are Microsoft Train Simulator cab ride videos posted of the route between SF Transbay Terminal all the way out to the Ramon ferry slip. Sure enough, the tracks cross …" More
"View a collection of historic photos of the town of Thurmond and the people who lived and worked there."
"As a child in the late 1950's and early-to-mid 1960's, I grew up with the SNRR running directly behind our new (built in 1957) house in Concord, CA. There was a large field behind our house (now known as "Concord Park"), and the tracks ran on the other side …" More
"*YORK HERITAGE RAIL TRAIL CONNECTS TO THIS TRAIL FOR A COMBINED 41 MILES FROM YORK PA TO ASHLAND MD* "
"The Sow Belly crossed 23 at or above the old Cook Farm. "
"I am interested in where it crossed 23 and how it made the grade into St Peters"
"There are aerial maps of the Sowbelly Delaware River & Lancaster Railroad from the 1937 Penn Pilot. There are eight in total. Clyde Scheib has a chapter called "Living with Sowbelly" where he put some of his materials on Sowbelly. He was knew the author and …" More
"There really isn't any real good maps. Sorry to report. I am working on a revision to Jim's Sow Belly Book. I have found newer information through Google that wasn't available back when we were working on the book. Of course the book will in the decoration …" More
"Is there a map of the actual route of the line? Or an overlay of a present day map with the li e on it?"
"Some seven miles of this railroad were pulled up by a fraudulent party engaging in the removal with no ownership (Google it). He is now in prison and several companies sustaining significant loss. Bottom line is this will never see train traffic again."
"Hello again Greg, Was just watching the Flagstaff cam and there was another close call at San Francisco Street. About 2:00 am local time, someone fell while crossing the tracks as a WB approached. No horn though. I run through there with the whistle cord tied …" More
"Hi Greg and Sam, I nearly got hit by a Santa Fe train in downtown Flagstaff in August 1991. I was there with my youth group and we were doing a public service project picking up trash. I was 13 years old and an avid railfan! I made sure I got a route by the …" More
"thats interesting i wasnt aware they had a live cam on that crossing . Friday/saturday nights are the prime times for fatalities down there, also entire Flagstaff is a quiet zone , no whistle zone what have you, but most hoggers don't hesitate to blow the whistle …" More
"Hello there Greg, I was a brakeman/flagman until being furloughed in 1975. PC was bankrupt when I hired on! So you work the Seligman Sub. I spend some time watching the Virtual Railfan webcam located there in Flagstaff. Very busy through there. The grade …" More
"hi Sam , thanks for info. I work for BNSF as a conductor out of Needles CA and my run is from Needles to Winslow Az and back. what did you do for Penn Central? "
"Hello, I grew up in Greenfield Indiana and eventually worked for the Penn Central out of Indianapolis. That tower on Franklin Road South of US 40 was called Thorne. "
"Sorry to report but James Lockart passed away back in 2015. I was very good friends with him, in fact, he and I worked on the book for the DR&LRR. The part of the line that was built ran from Kimberton Junction to the Falls of French Creek (St. Peter's) a sum …" More
"Thank you Dale Meyers. Finally got an answer. Just what I was looking for."
"Red Apple Railroad, Bishop to Laws: https://www.desertusa.com/desert-activity/red-apple-rr.html"
"The "spur" was not part of the Carson and Colorado nor the Southern Pacific. It was a right of way on a utility company easement that was to be used for an electric interurban type of operation. Being shown on the 1913 USGS map as an actual railroad was probably …" More