Clarence Sand & Gravel Co.

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Clarence Sand & Gravel Co.

Postby nydepot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:25 am

This company had several pits for gravel mining. I'm looking for one that had a railroad connection.

This is back in the mid-1920s.

Thanks,

Charles
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Re: Clarence Sand & Gravel Co.

Postby SST » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:08 am

Not sure this will help......There are 3 pits in the Clarence area that are no longer in use.

One pit is the Tillman Nature Preserve. On the north side of Tillman rd. [old Colhocton RR row] and on the south side of Wehrle Dr at Shisler. Not certain if rails actually set upon this area. But across the street....

Another pit is diaganally across the street from Tillman. It is surrounded by Burgtold, Shisler and the West Shore RR. There is a siding from the WSRR leading into this pit. About 300 feet east of Shisler along the entrance to the Clarence town park. I tried to walk it but a local resident scooted me out.

The last one I'm aware of is Spaulding Lake. On Main St [Rt5] across from the Clarence High School. I've never seen the ROW but rumor has it that a steam locomotive is at the bottom of the water filled quary. This place is heavily populated with the well to do.

And of course there is Buffalo Crushed Stone on Wehrle Dr that is still in operation with the WSRR and Cohocton ROWS on the property.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Clarence Sand & Gravel Co.

Postby nydepot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:27 am

My guess is it's the one with the siding in this map from 1938. land records I've found don't indicate ownership back then.

Clarence Sand.png
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Re: Clarence Sand & Gravel Co.

Postby BR&P » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:56 am

Google Maps aerial view shows the Clarence Pathway, which I presume was the West Shore. And starting right near the green roof at top center, the trace of that spur Charles shows is visible. That must be the one SST speaks of, too.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bergt ... 78.6002308
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