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mike_nepa
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« Reply #40 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:35am »
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Oops have to backtrack a bit, during this time the resurfacing was going on and this section was closed. Going back to the Forest City - Stillwater section after they repaired flood damage and put down their "improved" surface.

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« Reply #41 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:36am »
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A large drainpipe with a wooden ramp to divert the water away. This is the only one I have ever seen still intact.

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« Reply #42 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:36am »
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The new surface after a rain. What a mess! (October 2006)

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« Reply #43 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:40am »
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Ok now we head north out of Uniondale. We found the remains of a relay box along the railbed here. Most of the wires are gone but some remain.

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« Reply #44 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:44am »
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This is mile post A164-27 (27 was the original number) This is the first mile post found along the railbed at that time. Recently I found #174  
There are two numbers because before this was the Penn Division, this was the Jefferson Branch of the Erie railroad. This is why the mile posts are triangular concrete, as you would find along any Erie line. The original numbers were carved in (same as any Erie) but after the D&H bought the line, they filled in the numbers, painted the posts white, and put their numbers on it. So the designation "A164" means you are 164 miles from Albany, NY. Going by the original number, you would be 27 miles from Jefferson Junction. In this particular post, the old number is not visible.


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« Reply #45 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:45am »
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Here is the other side of the same post. Notice the "2" is clearly seen. You would have to get close to see the "7" part still filled in.

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« Reply #46 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:46am »
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Signal base with wires. There really isn't much left around here....

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« Reply #47 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:47am »
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Drainage work being planned to stop erosion along the trail

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« Reply #48 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:48am »
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Just before the intersection with Route 374, Mile Post A163-26 was seen.

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« Reply #49 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:49am »
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Going northward, the railbed really starts to narrow down as its used little.

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« Reply #50 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:50am »
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This spike is smaller then what you would normally find. Mainly thinner.

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« Reply #51 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:54am »
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Now moving on, this section is from Herrick to Burnwood. No mile post were seen in this section. (granted the growth was in) This culvert is very much "Erie-ish" with stone construction.

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« Reply #52 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:55am »
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This must have been part of an interlocking circuit as the pipe indicated a large trunk of wires was once here.

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« Reply #53 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:55am »
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Sadly, only signal bases remain

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« Reply #54 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:56am »
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The scenery is nice though.

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« Reply #55 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:57am »
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Spotting this relic. I am not sure what it is but I have seen these before right next to the railbed.

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« Reply #56 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:58am »
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Another view. Its a large concrete pad with two square holes.

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« Reply #57 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 8:59am »
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This pipe is next to it. Any ideas ??


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« Reply #58 on: Apr 11th, 2009, 9:00am »
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Here is a similar one taken along the D&H tracks near Carbondale.

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« Reply #59 on: Apr 12th, 2009, 8:31am »
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Continuing on.. In Burnwood, there is really not much there that we spotted three years ago. After passing Hathaway Lake we saw Mile Post A158-21

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