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mike_nepa
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« Reply #240 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:33am »
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This is a long retaining wall barely seen. This wall is several hundred feet long. It was impossible to get a good picture of it.

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« Reply #241 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:33am »
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Near the New York Border, ties left in place was seen.

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« Reply #242 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:34am »
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Here, people use the old ROW as driveway access. Some ties are still seen.

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« Reply #243 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:35am »
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The railbed just dies off here. We went no further north.

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« Reply #244 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:39am »
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Backing up a bit, we went back to this area to check it out two weeks ago. Starting from a position north, we first saw this double-tracked bridge. I hear this bridge is to be converted for road use as the road next to it is to be repaired.

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« Reply #245 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:40am »
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What we wanted to do was walk the Cascade Wye. We tried three years ago and that was too grown in. On the north side just before the Wye is this signal base.

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« Reply #246 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:40am »
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Walking the railbed south. First was to catch the south leg of the Wye which is seen here off to the left. It didn't look good at first.

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« Reply #247 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:41am »
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Upon entering, it opened up. This Wye is a total burm build so it was easy to see it.

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« Reply #248 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:42am »
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As I walked to the tail, the north leg can be seen here.

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« Reply #249 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:43am »
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This is the remains where the switch was. It is clearly seen as this entire wye was built with berms.

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« Reply #250 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:44am »
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The tail of the wye shows some ties in place. Nearby a small piece of rail was found buried in the berm.

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« Reply #251 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:44am »
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This is the north leg of the Wye.

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« Reply #252 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:45am »
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Emerging back on the main railbed, the north leg is seen to the right.

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« Reply #253 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:45am »
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Returning to the car, this was seen. It probably held a relay box or something.

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« Reply #254 on: Apr 26th, 2009, 8:50am »
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On the way back from a ski trip this past March, I stopped and took this picture. This is on Interstate 88 in Haurpursville. This is a bridge of the Penn Division over the Susquehanna River. Looking at some maps, it may be possible to see some more of the Penn Division as it connected at Ninevah. Nearby on the mainline my topo map shows the remains of the Grover Wye shortly after the Penn Division connected to the mainline. There are roads nearby where the railbed breaks off the mainline at Ninevah so a road trip might be done. For now this is the tour of the Penn Division except for updates I post.


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« Reply #255 on: Apr 27th, 2009, 7:30pm »
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Going back to Forest City, walking north from the trailhead we spotted some new things. This is one of those "railroad flumes" that the wooden part is nothing but rubble.

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« Reply #256 on: Apr 27th, 2009, 7:31pm »
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Not a good find, a mine subsidence has occurred to the east side of the railbed. Fingers from it are starting to erode the railbed. This is at MP 169.7

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« Reply #257 on: Apr 27th, 2009, 7:34pm »
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This is the far side of remains at MP 169.3 I thought these were the remains of "FT Cabin" but that is shown on the timetable as MP 169.6

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« Reply #258 on: Apr 27th, 2009, 7:35pm »
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A look at the main part of the structure. It is different then any remains we saw of other cabins so I don't know what this is. Anyone?
 


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« Reply #259 on: Apr 27th, 2009, 7:37pm »
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After giving up on finding the two mile posts, heading back, we spotted this. This is unusual in one way as it is on the west side of the railbed. There are 10 small concrete pads total. No more then 1 foot high. The "stream" you see between it is nothing more then a pipe shooting out water from the Forest City Water works company.

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