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Grasse River RR

Postby granton junction » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:33 am

The Grasse River RR ran from Childwold on the Adirondack Div to Conifer (abandoned 1957) and Cranberry Lake (abandoned 1948). Green Frog has a DVD on logging rrs which includes a few clips of the GRRR. But also on the Cranberry Lake Boat Club web-site is a link to a more complete film of about 11 minutes. Scroll to Aug 3, 2017 for the link. 0:40 and 5:16 show Cranberry Lake. 5:24 I am guessing is the Dodge Brook Wye, and 5:46 seems to be a long curve between Lines and Clark. The mystery to me is at 5:52 where 2 persons appear trackside, and then at 5:58 is a grade crossing with a 'stop' sign for the rr. Where would this crossing have been? It cannot be the Route 3 crossing since that was at a much sharper angle. The Route 3 crossing was in the area of the present rest stop on Route 3 (east of Cranberry Lake). At 6:07 are freight cars, cabooses, and psgr cars. At 6:27 there is a bridge of some sort over the tracks. At 10:34 is the GRRR diesel at Childwold. Take a look at this on YouTube, and see if you can add any more details.
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Re: Grasse River RR

Postby BR&P » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sounds neat. How about posting the link?
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Re: Grasse River RR

Postby granton junction » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:43 am

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Re: Grasse River RR

Postby tree68 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:08 am

Interesting!

The crane was a Barnhardt Loader - very common on logging railroads, from what I've seen.
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Re: Grasse River RR

Postby sd80mac » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:12 am

granton junction wrote:http://www.cranberrylakeboat.club/
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There's a picture of Shay locomotive in it. It says #5 but on the loco, it says #4?
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