Chautauqua Branch Helpers

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Chautauqua Branch Helpers

Postby Schaffner » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Did the Pennsy use helpers on the north end of the Chautauqua Branch? It appears that the summit of the line was in Summerdale, NY at about 1600 ft above sea level. Were helpers used on either side of this grade?
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Re: Chautauqua Branch Helpers

Postby erie2937 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:15 pm

PRR had an engine house at Brocton NY where helper engines were serviced. The location is easy to find. It was adjacent to the Nickel Plate tracks west of Central Avenue.
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