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Deech
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LS&MS Land Line
 
« on: Apr 25th, 2010, 1:32pm »
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I went to PA last year to ride the Sandy Creek Rail-trail: http://www.avta-trails.org/sandy-creek-trail.html At the end of the rail trail I got off my bike and hiked down to the river. while hiking down to the river I found this:
 

 
 I was just wondering if anyone had info on this? I found some info about the railroad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shore_and_Michigan_Southern_Railway So i was mostly wondering about the "Land Line" part and to tell you the truth I don't even know what a land line is. Any info would be great! Thanks! Info on the rail-trail if anyone is wondering: http://www.avta-trails.org/sandy-creek-trail.html
 
Just thought i would throw this in, a pic of the beautiful railroad bridge i went over which is now part of the rail-trail:  
 
 
 
"The spectacular Belmar Bridge over the Allegheny River was built in 1907 as part of a railroad built by local oil man Charles Miller and John D. Rockefeller intended to connect New York with Chicago. Ultimately, it transported much of the coal from Clarion County to Ashtabula on Lake Erie"


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Lfire83
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Re: LS&MS Land Line
 
« Reply #1 on: Apr 25th, 2010, 2:12pm »
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I've done quite a bit of research on this line, this forum has quite a bit of good info.  
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=GenShorts;action=display;num=1087726779;start=
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=WestPenn;action=display;num=1240874193;start=0
 
These threads have some really good info on this line. Any questions, ask away!


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Re: LS&MS Land Line
 
« Reply #2 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 9:28am »
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Just taking a stab at it, but I would guess that it may have marked the property line of the ROW.  Here's another for the YCRR on display at the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society in North East , PA along CSXT (which is also formerly LS&MS).


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