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Post by pablo » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:15 am

JC mileposts on the fromer Erie mainline now operated by the WNYP end at Salamanca, where the mileposts switch to "SA", miles from Salamanca.

I have to look at my chart, as it's not in front of me, but the JC goes to 414, I think? I'm an idiot if I'm wrong...but I think that's what it is.

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Re: JC Mileposts

Post by RussNelson » Sat May 18, 2019 10:52 pm

Anybody know about milepost JC 333 south of Montour Falls NY?

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Re: JC Mileposts

Post by TrainDetainer » Sun May 19, 2019 4:06 am

Russ -
River? You mean Catherine Creek? It hasn't looked like a river since Hurricane Agnes in '72. And where were you looking at the Glen Route southeast of it?
No idea about the mile post. Maybe some railfan from Hornell moved to Montour and donated it to the trail people.

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Post by RussNelson » Mon May 20, 2019 9:32 am

TrainDetainer wrote:Russ -
River? You mean Catherine Creek? It hasn't looked like a river since Hurricane Agnes in '72. And where were you looking at the Glen Route southeast of it?
No idea about the mile post. Maybe some railfan from Hornell moved to Montour and donated it to the trail people.
Yes, Catherine Creek. Doesn't seem to be connected to the trail since it's on the opposite side of the river, and is buried in brush. EwaNelson only saw it because not all the brush has completely leafed-out yet.

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Re: JC Mileposts

Post by TrainDetainer » Mon May 20, 2019 2:02 pm

If you're out for a drive and want to look, the current 333 is right next to Shawmut Park in Hornell...
There used to be several hardcore railfans in the Montour area. There was a house on 224 that displayed a well-kept cast PRR station sign for many years (and there may have been a switch stand in the yard too IIRC), but it's gone now. Maybe that property east of the canal was another railfan's at some point and he planted old 333 there. No other explanation I can see for it being there. The PRR mile post for that location was 13, located immediately north of the Genesee St bridge. MP0 was at HO tower in Horseheads. Still don't know where you were looking at the Glen Route southeast - it was west of the creek/canal from just north of Millport.

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Re: JC Mileposts

Post by EwaNelson » Tue May 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Erie

Termini: Wayland - Corning Location Map Code: 6-7
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SAWDUST ROAD TO PARKS ROAD

a. Length: 4 miles. b. Width: 66 ft. c. Condition: Dirt and cinder covered entire length between 2 roads, no bridges in this section. d. Structures: Cement markers JC 333 & 334, cement drainage Structures. Some ties along the right of way. e. Indication of ownership: None - in places parallel and adjacent to E. & L. Railroad and within the fenced-in right of way. Some of this section may not really be abandoned. f. Nature of terrain: Level. g. General land use: Farming. h. Recreational possibilities: Hiking and biking (drove auto between two roads). i. Existing transportation facilities: E. & L, Railroad, Sawdust and Parks Roads.

Source: http://russnelson.com/inventory/invento ... ion-6.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


If abandoned, an eager railfan might have been interested in moving it to a different location. Or making a completely "new" one, just to confuse people. :-D

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Re: JC Mileposts

Post by TrainDetainer » Tue May 21, 2019 2:29 pm

Forgot about the Rochester Branch. That makes sense. Would be interesting to find out who moved it.

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