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Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby SST » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:34 am

While out getting some photos from CSX, I made a mini road trip to Attica. I started from Downtown Buffalo and drove the entire length of RT354 to Attica. Pretty neat actually considering the change of architecture from city to country. I have never driven through Attica before except for the steam train ride last year. Otherwise just flew over it. Nice little town.

Not having been there before, I just followed the GPS not concentrating on RR's. I ended up on Favor St right where the former Erie Attica branch begins. NS still has track here but it ends at Favor. Tons of rail ties, plates and rails dumped here.

I'm so sick of photobucket that this is my first from Google. Hope this works:
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipM ... 7otDhiZAVw

On my way out, an eastbound NS train came through. The view is so much better than a camera. I grabbed the camera while at the intersection and snapped a picture.
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipP ... LfHMnv1tTr

The view was so incredible that I will head back there at some point and look for a place to eat with a view. Any suggestions?
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby dj_paige » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:34 am

SST, your links to your photos didn't work. :(
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby BR&P » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:46 am

Why not upload directly from your computer when you post?
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:00 pm

There are good reasons to use a hosting site:

1. An attached photo increases bandwidth usage on the message board. A link does not. More bandwidth increases the cost to run the message board. (I know this due to being a moderator and/or admin on other message boards.)

2. It is quicker to post a link across multiple sites than to upload the same photo over and over again.

3. A photo hosting site has redundant servers, which is useful for long term storage of photos. Anyone who has seen the blue screen of death when a PC crashes has probably lost information on their hard drive, which can include photos.

4. Storing a large number of photos on a hard drive can slow down the PC.

I don't recall rr.net having any specific rules on the subject of attaching vs linking photos, so it's really a matter of personal preference.
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby thebigham » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:10 pm

My pic:

Norfolk Southern Attica, NY

A work train is stored on the exErie Rochester branch in Attica on Memorial Day.

Photographed by Chris Bigham, May 30, 2016.
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby SST » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:05 pm

I just clicked on the links and they work. For me anyways. Posting pictures is getting annoying. My previous ASUS laptop had a problem. It wasn't accepting updates and it got hammered while in London, England last year. So when I'd try to post pictures to photobucket and then get the link copied here took a long long long time. The laptop was grinding to a halt. Any other website it worked fine. I assumed it was the laptop. So I bought a new computer, a Dell All in One. Only 3 months old and only 25 pictures stored on it. It too is grinding to a halt. I'm not on DSL anymore, TW. It should only take a minute or two to move pictures around. As it is doing, it is taking as long as 15 minutes to move 1 picture. Photobucket crams so much marketing video that it "clogs" up everything. Once all the ads are in place, then everything starts moving. But if you click on something else in photobucket, it starts the whole thing all over again. That's why I was starting to use Google.
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Postby alzubal » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:07 pm

When I open the link google wants me to create an account.
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Postby SST » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:26 pm

After I replied above, I decided to clear my history, passwords and cookies which included email. So when I got home tonight and before I login anywhere but here, I clicked on my links above and I couldn't get in either. My picture was basically like BigHams except without the work train.
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Postby videobruce » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 am

Neither of those links worked. Google is too powerful, approaching M$.
It complained about my browser which doesn't cut it with me.
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Postby umtrr-author » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:16 pm

Off topic but all of the browsers seem to advertise against each other these days.

I use Firefox and Windows 10 opens an alert telling me that Windows Edge is safer, uses less battery, surfs faster, etc.

Yahoo wants me to go to the Full Firefox Experience-- excuse me, I'm already using Firefox and I don't need your add-in...

Google wants me to do everything in Chrome and reminds me any chance it gets.

Anyway... I did see one of the photos in the thread.
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby SST » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:27 pm

umtrr-author wrote:Off topic but all of the browsers seem to advertise against each other these days.

I use Firefox and Windows 10 opens an alert telling me that Windows Edge is safer, uses less battery, surfs faster, etc.

Yahoo wants me to go to the Full Firefox Experience-- excuse me, I'm already using Firefox and I don't need your add-in...

Google wants me to do everything in Chrome and reminds me any chance it gets.

Anyway... I did see one of the photos in the thread.


Thanks for your reply. It allows me to understand that I'm not the only one getting annoyed and why my hair is thinning other than getting old.
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Postby SST » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:57 pm

I relented and went back to photobucket. It has taken me just short of 30 minutes to get it uploaded to photobucket, copy the link to here, find out its to big, resized it in photobucket and re-copied here.

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Add another 15 minutes to get this resized and copied here. Crazy.
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby ctclark1 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:33 pm

SST wrote:The view was so incredible that I will head back there at some point and look for a place to eat with a view. Any suggestions?


Here's your official Attica Railfan guide:

https://goo.gl/maps/VL76yRNku512 About the closest you'll get to eating "with a view" is the Attica Hotel on Exchange St. It's a couple buildings away from the tracks but you'll be able to hear them rumble through early enough to pop your head out the door.

https://goo.gl/maps/yyeHoFCJcYK2 You could also try The Prospector at the 3-way intersection where you took your pic of the overpass or Nino's Pizza up Market St, but neither is going to have a super great view either, despite practically being right on the tracks (building obstructions at Nino's and a limited view of the overpass from Prospector).

https://goo.gl/maps/zAnLR2wGTYS2 For places to eat without a view I'd suggest Meisner's Deli if you like pizza/sub places, they're definitely better than Nino's. Whatever you do, stay away from the Stagehouse (across from the Hotel) - it's right on top of the tracks but you're likely to catch something if you step foot in there.

https://goo.gl/maps/CCkj6yqndU82 If you're looking for other places to see the old Erie main in general (without food), follow Main St east to the High School, the road splits here into East Main and Stevens (Rt 238) with crossings on both as the tracks curve to the north to head up the Attica Hill. Usually some impressive throttling up here if it's a loaded train. If you're going to take pictures here I'd suggest sticking to East Main as you're likely to attract some unwanted attention at the 238 crossing, between the high school on one side and the Prison Farm on the other side.

https://goo.gl/maps/yyeHoFCJcYK2 https://goo.gl/maps/Wt5pWuLaiDF2 https://goo.gl/maps/EdHuuZ4uEFD2 Spring Rd or Dry Bridge Rd are also good places to see trains climbing and descending the Attica Hill between Attica and Linden, while Molasses Hill Rd is right at CP Linden at the end of the Attica Siding.

Beyond that you can hit Dale Rd north of Warsaw and follow the tracks along the hillside for quite a ways with a number of crossings.

https://goo.gl/maps/WwbAbeZQbLD2 West Ave and Railroad Ave on the west side can be impressive views too. Turn at the 7-11 and drive a little ways up the hill.

https://goo.gl/maps/aVkz61zNGVM2 https://goo.gl/maps/9uLCS4uAEGB2Going West out of Attica if you stay on Rt 238 (turn left after the 7-11 at the towing company) a little ways out of the village you'll encounter a stretch of the line from Townline Rd (removed crossing) to Attica Rd, with a decent "elevated" view as 238 sits above the track elevation here.

https://goo.gl/maps/DEiRNjSAh4s Follow Attica Rd back towards Attica and you'll encounter similar views, as well as this underpass.

Further west you can catch a crossing on Griswold Rd or follow right along the tracks on Erie St and Herkimer Rd in Darien.

I used to live on Market (the street to your right in the overpass pic) with a decent view out my bedroom window across the street of the tracks. After a few years bouncing to other towns I'm back in the area now but down Exchange almost out of the village (in fact, the old A&A ROW is about 20 feet from my back porch but not property I have access to).
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Re: Attica-End of Track-3-23-17

Postby SST » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:57 am

Thanks for the info. I'll definitely check these out.
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