Trolley south of Olean

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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby thebigham » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:46 am

Good trolley pic here:

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/st ... 7893f.html
State & Union: Narrow-gauge railroad built during the oil boom

Earlier this week we wrote about Steve Bailey of Lippert Hollow Road and the abandoned railroad bed on property he owns above Two Mile Road. We asked railroad buffs for information and, well, railroad buffs responded.

Dave Poydock of Portville emailed: “It sounds to me like Mr. Bailey is talking about the Olean, Bradford & Warren Railroad.”

Indeed he was right, affirms Larry Kilmer Jr., an Olean native and Eldred, Pa., resident who is a railroad historian and author. Kilmer’s father, Larry Sr., wrote about the narrow-gauge Olean, Bradford & Warren in his book about the Bradford & Foster Brook Peg Leg Railroad.
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby Michael D. Storey » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:27 pm

What I understand to be the only surviving car from this line can be viewed at the New York Museum of Transportation. Gift, in 1980, of Lynn Heintz
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby nydepot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:06 pm

That map in the first link has some route issues.
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Michael D. Storey wrote:What I understand to be the only surviving car from this line can be viewed at the New York Museum of Transportation. Gift, in 1980, of Lynn Heintz


If they do, it doesn't appear on their roster:

http://www.nymtmuseum.org/RailEquipment.php

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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby thebigham » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:55 am

New book which I hear is quite good:

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/new-boo ... ff2ce.html

New book chronicles history of trolley service in region
Nov 30, 2017

For the many rail history buffs in the Bradford area — and beyond — there is a new book out that you are going to want to get your hands on.

“Trolleys of the Oil Rich Enchanted Mountains” is the story of the Western New York & Pennsylvania Traction Company, its predecessors and successor, which represents the life’s work of author John Dean Wilkins, a native of this region who now lives in Gillette, N.J.

In an impressively produced self-published work, Wilkins lays out the early origins of horse-drawn trolley service in Bradford and the surrounding area, the electrification of lines and the eventual consolidation of trolley services by Wilson R. Page into what would be the Western New York & Pennsylvania Traction Company.

The hardcover book is more than 200 pages filled with more than 200 period photos from the later 1800s to the early 1900s, showing trolley cars and employees, lines and depot and maintenance buildings, from Bradford, to places like Allegany, Seneca Junction, Salamanca, Bolivar in New York and Ceres and Shingle House (yes, the Potter County town was known as “Shingle House” at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries).

Impressive foldout maps showing the different trolley service areas throughout the region are also included.

“Trolleys of the Oil Rich Enchanted Mountains” can be ordered from 4th Lake Publishing, 245 Deer Path, Gillette, N.J., 07933. The hardcover book is $54.95 plus shipping of $8.
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby nydepot » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:22 pm

It is a great book. No affiliation.

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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby thebigham » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:03 pm

Someone posted this map on Facebook. I did not know about the 2nd line up the Two Mile valley.
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby pumpers » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:08 pm

thebigham wrote:Someone posted this map on Facebook. I did not know about the 2nd line up the Two Mile valley.

Do you know what book it is from? Thanks, Jim S
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Re: Trolley south of Olean

Postby nydepot » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:36 pm

Just read above for post at Mar 28, 2018 10:55 am


pumpers wrote:
thebigham wrote:Someone posted this map on Facebook. I did not know about the 2nd line up the Two Mile valley.

Do you know what book it is from? Thanks, Jim S
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