EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

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EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

Postby jones3621 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:22 pm

Hello everyone,
I'm looking for info on signals that where used on the Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY to Dayton,NY and the line from Dayton to Buffalo etc.
also Mile posts, et al.
thanks,
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Re: EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

Postby Aa3rt » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Here's a link to WNYRails.org and a 1922 passenger timetable showing mileages between Buffalo, through Dayton, and on to Jamestown:

http://www.wnyrails.org/railroads/erie/erie_tt_24sep1922.htm

Mileages on the original line to Dunkirk:

http://www.wnyrails.org/railroads/erie/erie_stns_bing_dun.htm

And a nice page on the town of Dayton, NY (With vintage photos):

http://www.wnyrails.org/cities/dayton_home.htm

Check out the home page-if you're interesed in railroads in western New York State there's a wealth of information here:

http://www.wnyrails.org/
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Re: EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

Postby jones3621 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:15 pm

thank you for the info its greatly appreciated
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Re: EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

Postby JoeS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:23 am

There are track charts of the Dunkirk and B&SW branches here: http://www.railsandtrails.com/TC/EL/index.htm

Oh the Dunkirk branch it appears that wayside signals, if any, were semaphores. There were the usual train order types at Perrysburg, Cattaraugus and Little Valley. A color light approach signal is shown near the Rt. 353 crossing although I don't ever recall seeing it in the mid 1960s.

Looks like the B&SW had a similar signal arrangement.
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Re: EX Erie/EL line between Dunkirk,NY and Dayton,NY

Postby Aa3rt » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:03 pm

JoeS-Thanks very much for the link! That's one I've never seen before with lots of great information.
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