1974 NYS DOT Inventory of Abandoned Railroads-Thanks Russ

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1974 NYS DOT Inventory of Abandoned Railroads-Thanks Russ

Postby Fireman43 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:17 pm

From Russ Nelsons web page -
http://russnelson.com/inventory/
if i may refer to it................
Thanks Russ for this link and cleaning up the report to make it user friendly - really interesting observations from the authors that literally put on their waders walked each section. Now that would be a different kind of job.
It appears this report was geared toward NYS ROW future recreational uses : such as report comments for instance under 'Region 4 Erie Lackawanna Termini: Avon, New York, Geneseo, New York, and Mt. Morris, New York :

"A small bridge over an unnamed stream has been washed out about 1.2 miles north of Court Street, a short distance. North of this there is an area where the ballast has been washed away, but a path remains which is easily traversable on foot.
The bordering land is of several types: agricultural, industrial, residential, institutional (S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo), and some which is probably too wild for anything but recreational use."

Alot of references in all the surveys of unused bridges, farm crossings, present ownership ( as of 1974) and remnants of industries along the ROWs and much more.
So much for my ramblings, just find it interesting after 40 years so much of these report observations have long been reclaimed by Mother Nature and ' progress'.

Mark
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