With the advent of LIDAR, those old hidden ROWs that have disappeared with the past must feel like fish that were comfortably been hiding on the bottom of the lake did when fish finders were invented.
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Marty Feldner wrote: ↑Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:01 am It wasn't easy. but I dug out my paper topos (most of the trolley line, and all of the completed grading that I'm aware of is on the Monticello quad- mine is 1966). No markings for the ROW, and no way to tell from the contour lines; they followed the contours.I found it! I used NYS LIDAR to trace it into OSM here: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/732003601 . It's completely demolished at the Concord Resort Hotel site east of Kiamesha Lake, but is otherwise intact elsewhere.
EwaNelson wrote:Russ - looks like you're on thin ice!
We are spending almost every other weekend away, doing research. Sorry that ain't enough
50-year railfan wrote: ↑Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:36 pm In the end, I found an index I'd forgotten I had. The article on the Elizabethtown Terminal RR was in the third issue, Summer, 1970. It's not much of an article, but still worth sharing.E'town RR scan-reduced.pdfThanks for this! Here is the route of the ETR: https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/ ... 3/-73.5160
RussNelson wrote: ↑Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:23 pmAmen! My soon to be wife (#3) even stops to take pictures for me!
Jeff Smith wrote:Amen! My soon to be wife (#3) even stops to take pictures for me!I suppose that's not bad. But would she clean switches in the winter?