Water tank at Geneva Jct

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Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby OvidPete » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:34 pm

I have several photos of a Rose Hill two room school class outing at Geneva Lake State Park. These photos were taken during the late 1920s or early 1930s. In the back ground of several photos is the bridge of the LV mainline over the Seneca Canal. To the left of the bridge is a water tank, then the interlocking tower of the junction and finally the signal bridge over the tracks. The background structures are small but clear. The tank appears to be about half way between the bridge and the interlocking tower. Does anyone have any info on this tank, did it serve the main line, the Ithaca branch or both; what side of the tracks was it on; when was it removed; are there any footers remaining?
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby BR&P » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:39 pm

Interesting! I never noticed any footers, but that does not mean they are not there. Obviously early spring would be a far more likely time of year to spot them than now.
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:46 am

If you can scan one and post it it may help. So far as I know the tower's concrete foundation is still there, at least it was there some 20 years ago and there's been no real change there in that time.
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:04 am

That's definitely very interesting. It would make sense if this tank was situated in a place where it would serve both the
line to Ithaca and the freight bypass.

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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby OvidPete » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:12 pm

I will try to upload a scanned photo. If this works the bridge is faint behind the third and forth trees from the right. The water tank is to the left of the tenth tree and the tower between the heads of the two children in the foreground. If anyone wants these photos just email me and I will accomodate

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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby OvidPete » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:04 pm

I found this photo of Seneca Lake Outlet with the watertank and windmill on the left. Thought this might be interesting
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby OvidPete » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:14 pm

extra detail. Post mark on this postcard is March 22, 1908 or 1909
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby BR&P » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:28 pm

Wow, great catch - what's the odds of finding that second card and having it show the tank?
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby BR&P » Mon May 25, 2015 8:37 pm

Three-photo set for sale on eBay now, two of them show the water tank quite plainly:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LVRR-Geneva-Jun ... 541f566f1d
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Re: Water tank at Geneva Jct

Postby OvidPete » Sun May 31, 2015 9:27 am

Thanks for the link. Looks like the water tank served the Ithaca branch. It was located about where Rt 96A crosses the Seneca canal so the footers are probably gone. Wonder who bought the photos. Would love to get a scanned image of the photos.
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