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« Reply #380 on: Apr 29th, 2012, 8:40pm »
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For sure, Bernie is a great guy!!

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« Reply #381 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:12pm »
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I know its a bit early, but I have a suggestion for next years trip!
The 3rd Annual Western NY LV Tour..
Destination: Geneva!
We could ask (in advance) for permission to check out the Finger Lakes Railway,
take a look at what remains of the LV in Geneva (Signal Bridge, Rail bridges, Geneva Station, etc) and since we would be "Out East" already, we could also make another visit to Manchester..maybe the LVRRHS museum, if they are open..things like that..
 
So that's my suggestion..
Other ideas are welcome too!
We also talked about Buffalo, which is also a great idea..
 
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« Reply #382 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:33pm »
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I like your idea, Scot--I'm all in for that!
 
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« Reply #383 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:50pm »
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Geneva good! Frieght house there too. Like the idea of the museum too.

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« Reply #384 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:54pm »
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Sounds like a plan scott!!

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« Reply #385 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:55pm »
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Would love to uncover the "Toboggan track" that went to the LV freight house, I know the tracks are long gone, but maybe we can find some of whats left of the grade, if there is anything.

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« Reply #386 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 8:56pm »
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I can't believe no one has a picture of it(TB)

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« Reply #387 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 9:31pm »
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The grade for the Toboggan Track is still there in the jungle behind Suburban Propane and the FGLK yard. That sounds like a great day to me! Also, the Seneca-Cayuga trail has been completed from Geneva Junction to Waterloo. It is the old LV Seneca Falls branch, and hasn't gotten much attention.  The Trail Website; http://cay-sentrail.org/index.html , and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mobileprotection#!/pages/Cayuga-Seneca-Canal-Trail/214123435574?fref=ts

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« Reply #388 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 9:40pm »
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Geneva sounds good to me!  Recently got a copy of a 1917 Lehigh map for around the passenger station, and one for Geneva Junction is on the way.  Will scan and post links to them in the next couple weeks.

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« Reply #389 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 10:43am »
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The tobbogan (LVRR spelling) track was rarely used by the 1970s. Had heard about it so took the time to explore the area one humid summer late afternoon circa 1973.  
 
The switch off the passing siding (old MT 2) was at MP 343.3 which was a short distance west of the South Pre-Emption Street bridge. This switch was equipped with a electric lock and there was a telephone box at this location. Walked down the track to the bottom of the grade but no further.
 
Being very negligent, photos of that location were not taken that afternoon.


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« Reply #390 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 3:53pm »
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Do you have or know of any photo's of it at all, I have never seen any on Dec 19th, 2012, 10:43am, TB_Diamond wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The tobbogan (LVRR spelling) track was rarely used by the 1970s. Had heard about it so took the time to explore the area one humid summer late afternoon circa 1973.  
 
The switch off the passing siding (old MT 2) was at MP 343.3 which was a short distance west of the South Pre-Emption Street bridge. This switch was equipped with a electric lock and there was a telephone box at this location. Walked down the track to the bottom of the grade but no further.
 
Being very negligent, photos of that location were not taken that afternoon.

 


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« Reply #391 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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Geneva gets my vote for 2013. We could also check out the Black Diamond Trail since we'll be perhaps 10-15 miles away from its northern terminus.

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« Reply #392 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 8:41pm »
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Great ideas by everyone, and I like the trail ideas that Bob and Matt presented.
 
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« Reply #393 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 8:50pm »
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Cool! glad to hear so many people are into it!  
We will firm up the plans as the new year progresses..
 
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« Reply #394 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 9:54pm »
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Have seen exactly three photos of the Geneva freight house spur. Two were taken by the late Bill McLane at the freight house and a third was taken on the spur between the tobbogan and the freight house, photographer unk.

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« Reply #395 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 8:10am »
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Do you know where these can be seen??on Dec 19th, 2012, 9:54pm, TB_Diamond wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Have seen exactly three photos of the Geneva freight house spur. Two were taken by the late Bill McLane at the freight house and a third was taken on the spur between the tobbogan and the freight house, photographer unk.



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« Reply #396 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 11:11am »
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Mr. McLane sent me the two freight house photos before I owned a scanner and wanted them returned so I did so without ever being able to copy them.  
 
The third photo was forwarded by a friend from whom I will attempt to gain permission to reproduce it in this forum.


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« Reply #397 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 1:25pm »
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OK, let us know if you can get permission from your friend on the 3rd picture and if he says yes, please let us all know so we can see it. Thanks for all you do for us Paul, and I wish You and Your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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« Reply #398 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 1:27pm »
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Did Mr McLane leave his collection to anyone after he passed away? I'm sure he had many pictures we have never seen, would be great if someone saved them to share on a future date.

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« Reply #399 on: Dec 20th, 2012, 10:25pm »
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Bill donated all of his official union and labor relations records to Cornell University after he retired. I do not know what became of his photos and other railroad items, however.
 
Here is the photo mentioned above. This was taken By Richard Pearson. Posted with his permission.
 
LVRR yard job on the Tobbogan track, Geneva, NY L/1960s-e/1970s.


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