NYSW and LNE Connections

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NYSW and LNE Connections

Postby David » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:44 am

Was there a connection with the NYS&W in the town of Sussex and the L&NE? I remember being there once many years ago when I was riding my OSSA motorcycle along the L&NE ROW from the town of Pellettown and seeing the remains of a wall for a bridge over the L&NE line. This, I was told, was where the NYS&W crossed. It was an interesting run. Several times I was riding quickly over the ROW when I had to stop quickly because the bridges were removed and there was no warning. --Thanks
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Postby choess » Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:08 pm

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Postby David » Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:58 pm

Choess--Thanks for pictures and maps--Answers my question. You have anything about Hainesburg (map)?
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Postby biker » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:56 pm

There was a connection with the NYSW at Sussex Junction. I have seen two maps as to how they actually connected. The one that makes the most sense is where the water tower used to be just north of the NYSW bridge remaines. I would love to see a picture of the actual junction, but haven't come across one yet.

I think that in order to make the A&P shopping plaza dirt had to be moved. It is my guess (& just that) that this dirt was dumped on the junction between the NYSW & LNE, which MAY have been directly across from where Tire King is now. If you look at the area you'll see how the land has a bump. In addition, you can see where the remains of the NYSW are at the A&P. On the right side it's about 50 feet long. On the other side of the parking lot behind the bank you can just about see the NYSW ROW that lead to NYSW Sussex Station (try the side roads off route 23 north as well). But in between there had to be at least another 10 feet of earth to keep the ROW level.

If anyone has any more details about this please respond.
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