Bath Wye track definately oos!

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Bath Wye track definately oos!

Postby carajul » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:52 pm

Aside from rusty rails the vegetation is approximately 12 feet tall and has engulfed the tracks so much that you cannot even see tracks underneath of it. I thought the railroad was maintaining the Y in order to turn engines but the tracks are also rusted black. the mainline track is in excellent condition however.
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Re: Bath Wye track definately oos!

Postby cr9615 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:52 pm

With the addition of the wye in Allentown, there's no need for it now (and I never heard it used even prior to that to be honest).
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Re: Bath Wye track definately oos!

Postby carajul » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Here is a pic of the Wye. The bath yard office was to the left in the dirt area.

In the Bednar movies from the 50s and 60s there were trains running here every few minutes with other trains waiting for clearance in the background. All cement traffic. There must have been a spur off the wye track as you can see the switch in the foreground. Also the barn next to the tracks where the tracks end near the main street still has a warming sign "close clearance".

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Re: Bath Wye track definately oos!

Postby obsessed railfan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:31 pm

The Bath Wye is out of service, but interestingly this past Winter, NS was doing some work with an American crane in the area and they parked it and two mow gons on the old team track in the middle of the wye overnight.
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