Remains of the line to Attica

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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:06 am

Thanks for posting all of those great photographs. I would have thought that there might have been more, like old rail somewhere or something else. Still, after 52 years it is great to see this.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby BSOR Patarak » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:53 am

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Here is a view of Attica from 1956, just prior to the closure of the northern portion of the railroad. This point where the photographer is standing is about the north edge of the current town park looking north. The 1st switch to the right is the one leading to the Westinghouse Foundry. Directly behind the photographer would be the switch leading off towards the prison (shown below). Further into the picture, the south switch to the wye is just visible.

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This is looking south (taken from near the south edge of the current town park). This was the lead going toward the State Prison off the A&A. The prison also had a connection to the Erie farther to the east. You can see Exchange street crossing at the top of the picture. You can just make out the dark side structures of the bridge in the picture. Today, on the south side of the road is the Rodeo Grounds. There is a garage built directly on the right of way on the north side of the road today.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:05 pm

^Thanks, Pat!!! Great pics.

Any pics of the bridge? I've only seen one. It's on page 34 in the Lewis book.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby BSOR Patarak » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:28 pm

No pictures of that bridge yet. I can only think of the one in Lewis's book also.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:56 am

Nice pictures. I really like the switch-stand target markers. A neat detail that doesn't exist in today's railroads.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:40 am

The Johnsonburg station in March:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=165240
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:16 pm

I forgot to post these from March:

Near Attica off of Cotton Hill Road/Rt 98:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=182960

Sierks:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=182961
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:56 pm

I recently was in Attica.

The r.o.w. was being cleared of trees between the rodeo grounds and where the r.o.w. is washed out by Rt. 98: http://binged.it/1sfWhue

I hope the old grade doesn't get plowed under.

I'll try to go and take pics soon.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby mkirsch » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:40 am

It's amazing how you can still see the "scar" in the landscape where the railway once ran.

Too bad some fool with a too much money doesn't come in and rebuild it.
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:10 pm

There remains a small bridge south of Attica along Rt 98.

Pics here:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222839

Top of the bridge looking north:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222840

Right of way looking south:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222841
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Re: Remains of the line to Attica

Postby thebigham » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:56 pm

Grade at Perry's near the feed mill:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223441

The grade off of Maxon Road is a snowmobile trail in the winter:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223445
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223442
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223444

This cut is behind a fence that crosses the grade to keep snowmobilers off:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223443

This cut can been seen in 1947 wreck photos of #110.

The grade in Attica to the prison:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223446

Compare this to the color pic Pat posted above.

The grade south of the Attica Rodeo grounds is being cleared by a local farmer:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223447

Bridge abutments from the A&A bridge over Tonawanda Creek:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223448
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