Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

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Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby HexOmega2319 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:16 pm

Hey All,

I know one of you must be hoarding a track chart on the LV's Buffalo Division, I'm looking for a kind soul to please forward me that track chart for an upcoming 3D representation of the LV mainline. I am particularly interested in the segment of the line from Buffalo Through Rochester to Utica.

Thanks All!
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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby ctclark1 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:39 pm

I don't think it goes as far as you want, but the first few pages of charts in Conrail's 1978 Track Charts show the LV line, at lease as far as Depew through Batavia to Leroy, based on the quick looks I took. It's at least a start.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby TB Diamond » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:22 am

Any track chart that would depict the Lehigh Valley Railroad passing through Rochester or being present in Utica would be grievously in error.

The LVRR served Rochester via a branch line that came off the main line at a place called Rochester Jct. and which terminated at a station located on Court Street in downtown Rochester, 13.2 miles.

The nearest the LVRR ever came to Utica was Canastota on the Cortland branch, approximately 35 miles west as the crow flies.

Have some tracks charts: Depew (MP 438.0) to North LeRoy (MP 400.0) and MP 350.0 west of Geneva to Caywood (MP 320.0). Being incomplete, these would serve more to confuse than to enlighten, however.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby HexOmega2319 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:33 pm

I'm looking for charts of the main line, from Buffalo through Rochester Jct east to to Utica Area, if possible including the LV Rochester branch. Any resources would be helpful, especially anything concerning signals.

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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:36 am

For the second time, the Lehigh Valley never went to Utica, what you are looking for does not exist. The main line for all intents and purposes turns south at Geneva and does not turn directly east again until Allentown PA.

The link already given will have signal and track data for the portion of LV mainline which was served by Conrail for a short period before removal. Other bits and pieces are out there, but in 1975 the LV was essentially single track with sidings who's location can be garnered from a timetable, with CTC signals under Rule 261 for the most part (251 in some places).

And, of course, there are still pieces of LV main left which can be followed on Google Maps sattelite view to get an idea what was there.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby HexOmega2319 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:22 am

Sorry, I meant Ithaca. I know there's track charts of the main out there, I just haven't been able to source myself a hard copy.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Buffalo Division Track Chart Request

Postby OvidPete » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:11 pm

There are track charts at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. I made copies of the Seneca Lake freight line and the Ithaca branch, some of the EC&N branch some years ago.
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