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Posted by: gangster512 Posted on: May 28th, 2008, 11:35am
Does anyone have any valid information concerning the activity of the NY&LE in Cattaraugus, NY or on any other part of their line?
Posted by: pablo Posted on: May 31st, 2008, 9:32pm
Is there something specific you would like to know?
 
Dave Becker
Posted by: zx2trainchaser Posted on: Jun 2nd, 2008, 8:41pm
Check out the Regionals and shortlines message forum.  Click on western NY shortlines.  There is much more info to be found there.  FYI NY&LE just refreshed their web site and are taking reservations for Fathers day steam excursion from Gowanda to Dayton for chicken BBQ.  
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2008, 2:03pm
^What website? Do you have a link?
 
Some of my NY&LE pics:
 
http://naphotos.nerail.org/show/?order=byrail&page=1&key=New%20York%20%26%20Lake%20Erie
Posted by: zx2trainchaser Posted on: Jun 17th, 2008, 12:13pm
www.nylerr.com
Posted by: pablo Posted on: Jun 17th, 2008, 1:27pm
That website includes no information on the excursions.
 
Dave Becker
Posted by: zx2trainchaser Posted on: Jun 21st, 2008, 8:19pm
Thats right.  You have to call for info on excursions.  Just wanted to make note of the small change since the web site for NY&LE has been the same for years.
Posted by: zx2trainchaser Posted on: Jan 31st, 2013, 1:10pm
From the New York and Lake Erie Facebook page!!!!!
 
https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkLakeErieRR
 
New York & Lake Erie Railroad
 
January 6.
 
For anyone who missed the post yesterday: Saturday, February 9, we will be giving train rides in South Dayton! Trains depart the South Dayton Depot at the top of every hour starting at 11:00 AM, with the last train at 4:00 PM, (11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM). Tickets are only $2.00 per person per ride with "lapsters", children under 1 year old, free. Tickets go on sale at 10:30 AM that morning and can be purchased at the South Dayton Depot. We will NOT be taking reservations, these rides are on a first come first serve basis. Trains will be running short shuttle type trips in the South Dayton yard lasting about 20 minutes each.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Dec 8th, 2013, 4:41pm
From the NY&LE Facebook page:
 
Santa trips have even scheduled for December 14 this year! Times are Noon, 1:00, & 2:00pm. Adults are only $10. Children only $6. Kids two and under free on the lap of a paying adult.  
 
Join us in this 10 mile round trip as Santa goes car to car visiting with everyone on this truly magical ride through the winter wonderland!  
 
Tickets can be purchased at Jesse's Toy Box, located at 53 West Main Street Gowanda or by calling the toy store at 716.532.3196
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: May 7th, 2015, 10:28am
6758 Alco FPA-2u and 6764 Alco FPA-4 in the NY&LE Gowanda yard.
 
They are for sale.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: May 7th, 2015, 10:28am
6758 Alco FPA-2u and 6764 Alco FPA-4 in the NY&LE Gowanda yard.
 
They are for sale.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: May 7th, 2015, 10:29am
NY&LE passenger equipment in Gowanda
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: May 7th, 2015, 10:30am
flatcar and out of service "Contrak" passenger car in the NY&LE Gowanda yard
Posted by: Lfire83 Posted on: May 10th, 2015, 6:04pm
What a shame... Is this the end of passenger ops on the NY&LE, or are they still using that old Alco S series switcher?
 
Even though I lived very close to this line growing up, I only ever looked over the right of way once, back 6 or 7 years ago. I never had a chance to see any operations on it.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: May 12th, 2015, 7:00pm
No, they still run passenger trains for special occasions.
 
They use their S2 for freight service which is a shadow of what it used to be.
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: May 12th, 2015, 7:53pm
Minor correction: the switcher is an Alco S1. She is an ex-Erie/EL unit- #308.
Posted by: mybronc Posted on: Jul 6th, 2015, 12:03am
Even though the FA's are for sale I got a Rapido model  
Posted by: roc Posted on: Aug 5th, 2015, 3:58am
Catt. Co. IDA’s shortline railroad seeks rehabilitation funds
 
Cattaraugus County Industrial  Development Agency (IDA) officials and its shortline railroad operator will meet with a Buffalo engineering firm on Friday to discuss a tie replacement program application.
 
Corey Wiktor, IDA executive director, said he and Robert O. Dingman Jr., president of the New York & Lake Erie Railroad (NYLER), plan to meet with officials at C&S Engineering, Buffalo, to begin an application for state Department of Transportation rail funding. The application is due at the end of this month.
 
http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/article_7ccbb5cc-38bb-11e5-8fa4-df963df67b64.html
Posted by: mybronc Posted on: Aug 20th, 2015, 10:34pm
see this;
http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/672755/City-Council-Approves-Passenger-Train-Study.html
 
 Let's not let the FA's go!
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Nov 6th, 2015, 8:36pm
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
6758 Alco FPA-2u
6764 Alco FPA-4
 
These units are for sale.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, September 17, 2015.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Nov 6th, 2015, 8:36pm
Crane
 
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, September 17, 2015.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Nov 6th, 2015, 8:38pm
New York & Lake Erie RR: Dayton Jct.
 
a PC hopper is stored on the Cattaraugus line at Dayton Jct.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, September 17, 2015.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Dec 9th, 2015, 9:06pm
December 1, 2015
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
NY&LE RR to offer Christmas Train Rides GOWANDA, NY - The New York & Lake Erie Railroad will offer five, four- mile round-trip train rides on Saturday December 12th. Trains will depart hourly from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, with the first trip departing at 11 AM and the last at 3 PM. While on board, passengers can experience the nostalgia of riding in 1930’s vintage passenger cars while the train climbs the 2 ½ percent grade out of the valley. Santa is expected to make an appearance on-board each train. Due to the weather and the historic nature of the coach cars, it is recommended that passengers dress warmly.
 
Train ticket prices are $6 for Adults, $3 for children ages 3 – 11, and toddlers 2 and under ride free on the lap of a ticket holder. Train tickets can be reserved in advance by calling Love Inc at 716 532-3541 Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays or Friday 9 AM to 1 PM. Any remaining seats will be sold starting 30 minutes before each trip at the Gowanda Depot ticket window.
 
Contact: Melaina Koebler
Love Inc.
26 Main Street
P.O. Box 243
Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-3541
###
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Mar 18th, 2016, 8:55pm
Sorry, I forgot to post this:
 
March 1, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
NY&LE RR to offer Easter Bunny Train Rides
 
GOWANDA, NY - The New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Love, Inc. will offer four, six- mile round-trip “Easter Bunny Express” train rides out of Gowanda on Saturday March 19th, and two trips out of South Dayton, NY on Sunday March 20th.
Saturday’s trains will depart from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, at 10 AM, Noon, 2 PM and 4 PM.Sunday’s trains will depart from the South Dayton Depot, East Railroad Street, South Dayton, NY, at 1 PM and 3 PM. Mr. Peter Cottontail, a.k.a. the Easter Bunny, is expected to make an appearance on-board each train carrying treats for all children..  
 
Train ticket prices are $15 per person for First Class seating, $10per person for Coach Class seating (toddlers 2 and under mayride free on the lap of a ticket holder). Train tickets can be purchased in advance until March 16th by calling Love Inc at716- 532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM to 1 PM.; or on their website at: gowandaloveinc.org. Any unsold seats will go on sale starting 30 minutes prior to each trip at the railroad depot from which the train is departing. Due to the weather and the historic nature of the coach cars, it is recommended that passengers dress warmly.
 
Contact: Melaina Koebler
Love Inc.
26 Main Street
P.O. Box 243
Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-3541
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 9th, 2016, 3:27pm
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Easter trains on New York & Lake Erie RR in Gowanda, NY.
 
Alco FPA-4 #6764
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 9th, 2016, 3:27pm
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Easter trains on New York & Lake Erie RR in Gowanda, NY.
 
Alco FPA-4 #6764
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 9th, 2016, 3:29pm
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Easter trains on New York & Lake Erie RR  
 
Alco FPA-2u #6758 on the other end of the train
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:40am
New York & Lake Erie RR: Dayton, NY
 
Easter trains on New York & Lake Erie RR  
 
Alco FPA-2u #6758
 
it's hard to see , next to the loco is MP "BUF 37"
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:40am
New York & Lake Erie RR: Dayton, NY
 
Easter trains on New York & Lake Erie RR
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:43am
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Alco S4 #78
 
Stored in the Gowanda yard
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:44am
New York & Lake Erie RR: Gowanda, NY
 
Alco S2 #76
 
Stored in front of the Gowanda enginehouse
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:45am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
Alco S2 #76  
 
Stored in front of the Gowanda enginehouse
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:46am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
This wooden red/pink shed really stands out in the direct sun
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:47am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
Former "Contrak" coach stored in poor condition
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:48am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
Stored equipment on a siding in the Gowanda yard
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:49am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
Stored equipment
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:49am
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
ex St. Lawrence boxcar
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:23pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
Easter trains
 
The NY&LE has 6 passenger cars. Three were used that day.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:24pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
3 stored passenger cars
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:25pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
I'm standing on top of the Dayton "tunnel."  
 
I was waiting for the Easter trains but they stopped about a mile south of here.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:26pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
I'm standing on top of the Dayton "tunnel."  
 
These tracks lead into Dayton Junction.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:28pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
This was the original Erie RR line to Dunkirk.  
 
The tracks behind me go to Cattaraugus. They are out of service due to a washout.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:28pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
This was the original Erie RR line to Dunkirk.  
 
A short length of rails still exists near Rt 62
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:30pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
This is a connection between the original Erie RR Dunkirk line and the Erie RR Buffalo-Jamestown line.  
 
It was put in by the NY&LE in the early 1980s to connect their two lines.  
 
This is the view from Rt 353 in Dayton.  
 
The line to Cattaraugus has not been operated since 2009. (?)  
 
A washout has the line out of service.  
 
Two NS boxcars are stranded in Cattaraugus.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:31pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
This is a connection between the original Erie RR Dunkirk line and the Erie RR Buffalo-Jamestown line.  
 
It was put in by the NY&LE in the early 1980s to connect their two lines.  
 
This is the view from Rt 353 in Dayton.  This goes to the exErie Dunkirk line.
 
The line to Cattaraugus has not been operated since 2009. (?)  
 
A washout has the line out of service.  
 
Two NS boxcars are stranded in Cattaraugus.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:34pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Dayton, NY
 
A siding is to the left of the main here.  
 
I think there's a flatcar on the siding. It's hard to see.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:38pm
New York & Lake Erie RR South Dayton, NY
 
NY&LE tracks in South Dayton.  
 
I don't know if this industry uses rail.  
 
The spur looks to be in good shape.  
 
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:40pm
New York & Lake Erie RR South Dayton, NY
 
NY&LE tracks in South Dayton.  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:41pm
New York & Lake Erie RR South Dayton, NY
 
The South Dayton station  
 
The NY&LE operated Easter trains from here on Sunday, March 20.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:42pm
New York & Lake Erie RR South Dayton, NY
 
The South Dayton station  
 
The NY&LE operated Easter trains from here on Sunday, March 20.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 9:43pm
New York & Lake Erie RR South Dayton, NY
 
South Dayton station  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Jun 10th, 2016, 10:27pm
Nice job, Chris! Thanx for sharing!
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 2:45pm
^You are very welcome.
 
Now we are going to explore the NY&LE south of South dayton. these tracks were out of serive until recently. The NY&LE is now storing covered hoppers on these tracks.
 
New York & Lake Erie RR Cherry Creek, NY
 
Tracks at Cherry Creek  
 
They've been out of service for years  
 
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 2:46pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Cherry Creek, NY
 
Cherry Creek station  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 2:48pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Conewango Valley, NY
 
Tracks at Conewango Valley  
 
They've been out of service for years  
 
There's a siding to the right hidden in the weeds
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 2:49pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Conewango Valley, NY
 
Tracks at Conewango Valley  
 
They've been out of service for years  
 
View south of the Rt 62 crossing  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 2:50pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Conewango Valley, NY
 
Tracks at Conewango Valley  
 
They've been out of service for years  
 
View north of the Rt 62 crossing - must be new ties and rails due to a grade crossing reconstruction project
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 9:17pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Conewango Valley, NY
 
Bridge south of Conewango Valley  
 
To the left of this bridge is a serious washout  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 9:18pm
New York & Lake Erie RR Conewango Valley, NY
 
Bridge south of Conewango Valley  
 
Tracks have been out of service through here for years and years  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Jun 12th, 2016, 9:22pm
Last one:
 
New York & Lake Erie RR Gowanda, NY
 
MP "B37" along the NY&LE line near Maltbie Road south of Gowanda
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.
Posted by: zx2trainchaser Posted on: Aug 10th, 2016, 8:09pm
on Jun 12th, 2016, 2:46pm, thebigham wrote:       (Click here for original message)
New York & Lake Erie RR Cherry Creek, NY
 
Cherry Creek station  
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, March 19, 2016.

 
News article Re: Track rehab/ Tourism efforts
http://www.salamancapress.com/news/new-york-lake-erie-railroad-receives-grant/article_a53bd9f8-3192-11e6-9c6f-a3ddbe918535.html
Posted by: pablo Posted on: Aug 14th, 2016, 12:47pm
That's an excellent article that covers the issues to deal with, but unlike other articles, this one shows that there's no attempt to get rails to Jamestown. That's a very different story than what is being said elsewhere. And herein lies the failure of the process.
 
David Becker
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Oct 16th, 2016, 9:15pm
October 14, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
NY&LE RR to offer Halloween Train Ride
 
GOWANDA, NY - The New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Love, Inc. will do a “Halloween Express” train ride out of Gowanda on Saturday October 29th.
 
The train will depart from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, at 11 AM and make a 20-mile, approximately 2.5 -hour round trip to South Dayton, NY and back. There will be a short layover at South Dayton. Passengers are invited to dress in costume!  
Train ticket prices are $15 per person for adults, $10 per person for children age 3 – 11 years (toddlers 2 and under may ride free on the lap of a ticket holder). Train tickets can be purchased in advance on-line until October 27th at: gowandaloveinc.org. If there are any unsold seats, they will go on sale starting at 10 AM at the Gowanda Depot. Questions may be directed to Love Inc at 716 532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM to 1 PM.
 
Contact: Barb Wilkins
Love Inc.
15 West Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
​ (716) 532-3541
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Feb 8th, 2018, 7:13pm
NY&LE: Gowanda, NY
 
#38 at the Gowanda yard  
 
The NY&LE has been busy lately with freight car storage.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, February 5, 2018.
Posted by: thebigham Posted on: Feb 8th, 2018, 7:13pm
NY&LE: Gowanda, NY
 
High hood C420 #1013 at the Gowanda yard  
 
The sun had just gone in before I took this photo
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, February 5, 2018.