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Charlie_O
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L&HR: Upper End
 
« on: Sep 13th, 2004, 5:45pm »
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The Poughkeepsie Bridge...Maybrook memories...Greycourt connections... anything related to the L&HR's "upper end" is welcome here!

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 8:40pm »
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Charlie,
 
Since you put the lower part ending at Andover, I will list the Sparta, Frankling and Ogdensburg on the upper end. If I'm not correct, just say so and I will move them to the lower end.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 8:53pm »
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Limecrest was a customer not only the the L&HR but up to ten years ago, the NYS&W.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 8:55pm »
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Another shot showing the connection from Limecrest back to the main.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:01pm »
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It's hard for me to realize how this could be RT15 at one time. The bridge is now RT15 and some homes and several shops were relocated.
 
The NYS&W still runs on this line up to Eastern Propane in Sparta. At one time, the L&HR ran to Limecrest and down to Andover and beyond.


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« Reply #5 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:07pm »
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From old RT 15 to Sparta Jct. and Andover.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:13pm »
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Since I don't have any L&HR pictures, this is what it probably would've looked like with an unit coming in from Franklin to Sparta and Andover.

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Charlie_O
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:13pm »
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Ken -
I believe the upper and lower ends meet at Franklin. (Can someone confirm?)  Also, location on that first pic, Warwick NJ?  NY?
 
Your photos are great.  I remember reading about LimeCrest in Jim Boyd's book.  Musta been great to watch the C420s there back in the day.  I knew it was no longer served by the Suzie-Q ...sadly... but didn't know when service terminated.  You have a precise date for last rail service?
 
-Charlie
 
 


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« Reply #8 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:17pm »
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On to Limecrest. This line is now used only to shuffle cars around and is directly across from Limecrest which is Crest.

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:26pm »
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Just beyond these cars there is no longer any activity beyond this point. The tracks are still in place for Limecrest but haven't been used in years. Perhaps the new company (Crest) will ask for service  
 
Beyond Limecrest (see Andover) is truly the end of the line  


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Re: L&HR: Upper End
 
« Reply #10 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:35pm »
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on Sep 13th, 2004, 9:13pm, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ken -
I believe the upper and lower ends meet at Franklin. (Can someone confirm?)  Also, location on that first pic, Warwick NJ?  NY?
 
Your photos are great.  I remember reading about LimeCrest in Jim Boyd's book.  Musta been great to watch the C420s there back in the day.  I knew it was no longer served by the Suzie-Q ...sadly... but didn't know when service terminated.  You have a precise date for last rail service?
 
-Charlie
 
 
 

 
 
Charlie, that would be Warwick, NY
 
It's my understanding that service for Limecrest from the L&HR continued into the Conrail era during 9/76. After that, I believe Limecrest still received service from the NYS&W until 10 years ago is my best guess. I will research this a little more.


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« Reply #11 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 10:14pm »
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Franklin, NJ

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 4:17am »
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This is really great work!!! Great info and the pics are awesome!!!
 
I hope I can keep up!!!
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #13 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 6:21am »
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on Sep 14th, 2004, 4:17am, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is really great work!!! Great info and the pics are awesome!!!
 
I hope I can keep up!!!
 
Jim...  

 
 
Jim,
 
Thanks.  
 
The next series of photos is the branch from Franklin to Odgensburg  
 
I have about 3-4 shots but not nearly enough to show the area. I will be making a trip there sometime this weekend to get the rest.
 
Ken


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« Reply #14 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:15pm »
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This picture is the Corkhill road crossing in Ogdensburg.  It
was NYSW, but after 1958 the L&HR ran on it.  It wasn't shared, it was
consecutive ownership.  Conrail had it in 1976 after the L&HR and then
the 'new' NYSW in 1985 until they scrapped it in 1994.  This was part of the Hanford Branch.


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« Reply #15 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:25pm »
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The abandoned ROW next to the active tracks in Franklin (in front of the
old mine property) was the Hanford Branch.  The Mine Hill branch of the
L&HR is 99% obliterated within the town of Franklin as the RR made the
citizens purchase it when it was abandoned  
 


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« Reply #16 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:45pm »
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Ruins of the Palmer Zinc Mill.
 


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« Reply #17 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:50pm »
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I followed the abandoned ROW from Ogdensburg to Franklin. No tracks here  

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 8:52pm »
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Being persistent to find tracks, I did find them  

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« Reply #19 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 9:05pm »
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Continuing to Ogdensburg

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