Moderator: Otto Vondrak
Otto Vondrak wrote:Russ- can you be more specific? Are you only looking for railroads that actually began tangible construction?
nydepot wrote:On the RN&P: Only one section was constructed - Rosses to Sonyea.
FarmallBob wrote:nydepot wrote:On the RN&P: Only one section was constructed - Rosses to Sonyea.
Charles - Did the northern section of the RN&P (Nunda thru Tuscarora to Sonyea) follow the route of the abandoned canal, and later become a section of the Genesee Valley Canal RR? Or did it take a different route down the Keshequa Creek valley?
henry6 wrote:My God are you calling for a large order! Where and when do you want to begin and end?
henry6 wrote:My God are you calling for a large order! Where and when do you want to begin and end? The Erie and Central NY was built from Cinncinnatus to Cortland with much bigger intentions but ended up in the DL&W portfolio. There are probably near a thousand stories like that! Plus, there were thousand of charters granted and never worked and more that were but have gone and more that...it is a mind boggling exercise. Do check the History of Railroads of Tompkins County for a glimpse of what I am talking about. Then, read every history of every railroad of the state and of neighboring states. Then hit the State Legislative Records, etc. for what has been missed there; stop by every county court house, too, for what's not in Albany. Then check deeds in every town for what were big dreams in a long ago time. One could spend to eternity and never track them all down and make sense of them all, too!
henry6 wrote:But by looking into charters never built will lead you to many ruins which are unidentified otherwise. .... And on a similar note, how about the Midland route up from Freeville to Auburn? That was built, was run, was abandoned, was partially used again, and abandoned again.