rangerjim94 wrote:The portion between Mt. Morris and Groveland was reactivated recently when American Motive Power began doing contract work in the former Foster Wheeler plant in Dansville. This also reactivated the Dansville & Mount Morris line as well. The portion between Mt. Morris and Greigsville is also in use as part of the Rochester Southern's G&W Subdivision as well.From Greigsville to Lancaster, it is all gone. Very little is left of the Lackawanna in New York State, unless you count the NYSW operated Syracuse and Utica branches and the Oswego Branch (CSX).
Another section of the former Lackawanna is alive and well- operated by the Bath & Hammondsport between Wayland and Painted Post. Except for 3 small sections of the former Erie Rochester Division (in Bath, Cohocton and Painted Post), it is indeed the former DL&W main, complete with heavy rail.
The section between Bath and Wayland is owned by SCIDA and has been operated by the B&H since April, 1976. Stan Clark's Champagne Railroad operated over the section between Bath and Cohocton from 1993 until his death in 1995. Thus I got to ride on a short section of the route of the Phoebe Snow
LAL took control of the B&H in 1996 and elected not to continue the excursions, opting instead to grow the freight business. In late 2001, they took over the former remainder of the EL Wayland branch, between Bath and Painted Post. They now operate 43 miles of track, mostly ex-Lackawanna. Trains run several days per week so this section of the former DL&W (like the NYSW) is at least active.