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Subject: (erielack) Abandoned rights of way in New York
While doing some research this morning I stumbled over these at the New York State Library online and thought to share it with those who might find it of interest. If you click on this link, it will bring you to a result of the search I did there. It covers abandoned railroad rights of way in the various NYDOT regions across the state. Line items #6 through #16 cover these. Regions 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 would cover those of the DLW/Erie/EL material, line items 12, 11, 10, 8, and 7 respectively. There is interesting commentary, some maps, descriptions of what was abandoned, structures, lists of grantees of land, and other information. You can download the Adobe PDF's for later review. It supplied some historical info. These are all dated 1974.
Schooltrain wrote:What a find! I wonder if there is a publication like this anywhere in the state bureaucracy (or elsewhere) for all of those lines abandoned after 1974. One that comes to mind immediately is the Hojack from Oswego to Wolcott and from Webster to Niagara Falls. Obviously, there are many, many more.
nydepot wrote:Probably not. My understanding is that this was more a labor of love by a NYS employee who loved railroads than some official task mandated by some committee.
RussNelson wrote:Haha! That's pretty funny, because here I am, trying to recuscitate the inventory to help me with my personal file of rail lines in New York State. I think I'd have liked Fred!
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