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thebigham
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« on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:42pm »
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I was exploring the WNY&P Farmers' Valley branch last October.
 
The branch starts with the PRR's Clermont Branch and then switches over to exPS&N track to serve some sort of wax factory at Farmers Valley.
 
Just past the active track, there lies about a half mile of PS&N original track still in place!


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« Reply #1 on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:42pm »
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A siding is still in place

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:43pm »
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:45pm »
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The rail here has been moved sort of

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:46pm »
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Main and siding

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:47pm »
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The brush gets thicker towards the end of the rail

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 19th, 2015, 1:15pm »
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Neat finding any remains of the PS&N. I found it interesting that there was a branch to Hornell NY. I was not able to locate any trace the last time I was in town.

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« Reply #8 on: Nov 20th, 2015, 2:08pm »
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^ I went to Historical Aerials: http://www.historicaerials.com/
 
They have 1952 aerial photos of Hornell that show where the PS&N tracks were.
 
The Erie bought some tracks in Hornell to serve PS&N customers. None are used today in Hornell.
 
The only other PS&N tracks in use today are in St. Mary's.


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« Reply #9 on: Nov 21st, 2015, 4:48pm »
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Good maps- thanks. Surprisingly there are a few PS&N depots remaining also.

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on Nov 21st, 2015, 4:48pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Good maps- thanks. Surprisingly there are a few PS&N depots remaining also.

 
I visited a PS&N depot with my dad about twenty years ago or so. For the life of me I cannot remember which one/where it was. It had a brick platform area with "PS&N" cast into the bricks. Very cool!
 
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