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Retracing the Elmira Branch
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Matthew_L
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Retracing the Elmira Branch
 
« on: Jan 11th, 2017, 8:02pm »
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PRR's Elmira Branch was made redundant south of Elmira by NYC's Corning branch after the PC merger in 1968. Although local operations continued for a few yeras after the merger, Hurricane Agnes hastened the demise of the line. The rails were inactive for a few more years (when I saw them) and finally lifted between Southport, NY and Williamsport, PA in the mid 1970s. I am making an effort to retrace the line in the present day.  
 
This location is next to PA-14 in Dunning:
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Former crossing at Monkey Run Road in Gillett:  
 

 
Former crossing at PA-14 in South Creek TOwnship:
 

 
 
 

 
Additional locations can be found in this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2016/Dec%202016/1226%20PRR%20Elmira%20Branch
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Monday 12/26/2016 in northern PA. I will add more photos to this thread as time permits.  
 


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Best wishes to all,
Matthew L

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P.S. All aboard for the last train to Hammondsport!
train48
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Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch
 
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 3:11pm »
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Matthew: are you familiar with the Abandoned Rails  Facebook page? Many photos like yours are on it.

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Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 15th, 2017, 10:55am »
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Yes, I am familiar with that page. Thank you for thinking of me.

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Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15th, 2017, 12:03pm »
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Also check Abandoned Rails- Western New York on FB.

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Re: Retracing the Elmira Branch
 
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16th, 2017, 2:24am »
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Thanks for the show Matt.  Good stuff.    Keith

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 16th, 2017, 7:53pm »
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You're welcome, Keith. I know you spent most of your time over on LV before 1976, but did you ever see any trains on the Elmira Branch in PA? It was abandoned by the time I was old enough to remember anything.

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