DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed May 09, 2018 9:45 am

MP366 wrote:Note: The locals will look at you like you have two heads if you use the term "North Alexander"....apparently just a railroad term :-)


IMO, that's why it is better to use the geographic name rather than the RR name for a location. John Q Public hasn't heard of places like North Alexander, North Leroy, Rheims or Chili Junction.

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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby tk48states » Mon May 21, 2018 10:02 am

BR&P wrote:
tk48states wrote:Went to this location today (5/6/18), only then trained eye of a dedicated railfan could tell there was ever an Railroad there.

An railroad, or two railroads? :P

No evidence of Erie branch to Alexander at site of DL&W crossing, creek has washed out roadbed.
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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby nydepot » Mon May 21, 2018 10:41 am

And Photobucket reversed itself last week. You'll note photos on first page are active again.
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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby SST » Mon May 21, 2018 11:07 pm

Wow. I'll have to look at other forums I've posted on.
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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby RussNelson » Sun May 27, 2018 8:51 pm

The reason there are so many piers for the DL&W to cross the Erie is because it crossed the New York Central's Attica Branch at the same time. NYC on the west, Erie on the east. And yes, an interchange track was added after various abandonments made one necessary. I tried to bicycle it a few summers ago. Got more than halfway and called it quits. Too much ballast!
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Re: DL&W RR crossing over Erie: North of Alexander-pics

Postby erie2937 » Sun May 27, 2018 11:16 pm

Interesting to note that the NYC branch to Attica from Batavia was actually the original main line of the NYC to Buffalo. It was relegated to branch line status after the direct line from Batavia to Buffalo was built. There is a very old culvert on the abandoned NYC somewhere near Attica with a date on it. Can't remember exactly where it is. I have a postcard pic of the NYC depot at Alexander. NYC depot at Attica still exists.
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