West Shore painting-Clarence, NY

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SST
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West Shore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by SST » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:46 pm

Finally getting this posted. I'm such a procrastinator! The photo was taken along Main St [rt5] in Clarence, NY. The number on the locomotive is the actual address/location of this painting which is also the WSRR ROW.

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZFwdkYC/WSRR-Clarence.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by Fireman43 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:59 am

This is a pretty neat mural .
I have a historical picture of a treasle in the same area of the Asa Ransom House on this same ROW that I am having trouble posting.
The caption indicates on the trestle is in the background of the old " Ebersol Mill" with a silo in the foreground. I do not believe this is part of the bridge over Ransom Road but need to take a ride over to try and find.

In regards to difficulty trying to post a picture - same issue I've run against before. I'm tryin to pick a picture out of my phone as a file attachment and I get an error message. I don't believe a size issue. Even when I tried to copy and paste the picture - a no go. However no problems when i try to copy to a regular email.

?????
thanks

Mark

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by BR&P » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:07 pm

Just for the heck of it, copy your photo file, then edit the copy and resize to say 35%. And try submitting that.

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by SST » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:18 pm

Fireman43 wrote:This is a pretty neat mural .
I have a historical picture of a treasle in the same area of the Asa Ransom House on this same ROW that I am having trouble posting.
The caption indicates on the trestle is in the background of the old " Ebersol Mill" with a silo in the foreground. I do not believe this is part of the bridge over Ransom Road but need to take a ride over to try and find.

In regards to difficulty trying to post a picture - same issue I've run against before. I'm tryin to pick a picture out of my phone as a file attachment and I get an error message. I don't believe a size issue. Even when I tried to copy and paste the picture - a no go. However no problems when i try to copy to a regular email.

?????
thanks

Mark
I have walked this area and ride my bike on the WS trail all the time. The spur into the mill still exists. You can walk the first 1/3rd of it but the remaining 2/3rd crosses private property of which I didn't walk on. The spur is between the park and Ransom Rd. You won't necessarily see it until you actually walk past it and then the row becomes visible. Very treed in. But I did drive around to the entrance off of Main St and it takes you right to the remains of the concrete "something." Silo storage/dumper?" Pretty cool to view but its a very tight area and I didn't remain there for more than a minute. Private property issues. Don't want to disturb the nest.

As for the trestle over Ransom Rd....I had always hoped that "they" would leave it in place. But they pulled it out and eventually replaced it with a pedestrian bridge. It's certain better than nothing at all.

As for posting pictures, here's what I use now. This RR site is annoying when trying to post pictures. Either its to big or the latest..."can't find it." So I just post the link.....

https://postimages.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by BR&P » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:53 am

Here's the photo Mark is having trouble posting. Neat pic, Mark! I would love to see the whole place when it was working.
For RR net Mark Heard.jpeg

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by Fireman43 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks for posting. Credit for picture goes to Clarence Historical Society.
When SST mentioned the area is pretty overtreed that explains why I can’t find anything via aerial view.

Now I have to figure out that picture image app.

Mark

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by Fireman43 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:24 pm

IMG_2461.jpg
ok making head way on posting a picture. this is posted from my laptop - was tryin to post others directly from my iPhone.

Slowly but Shirley.

This location is close to the Mural originally posted by SST. From what i can determine i believe the loco is numbered #3816.

Mark

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by BR&P » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Clarence had a wye at one time. The late Frank Suhr told of working the Freedom Train, he thought it was 1946 but was not certain. At any rate they turned on the wye there. (Damn it - I should have clarified whether they turned the engine, or the whole train! Too late now! :( )

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Re: West SHore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by Fireman43 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:45 pm

I need to take a trip over to the Historical Society as it appears they would have a lot of pics ,
Then I’ve run out of excuses as the society building is right there in the ‘Hollow”

Mark

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Re: West Shore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by SST » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Rode the bike on the WS path and decided to check out the mill.....Still standing but in really bad shape. Somebody had better start spending money cuz the wooden sections of the trestle are near collapse. Tower looks good.

https://postimg.cc/fVMNJ5V1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

WS row is to the right out of sight.

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Re: West Shore painting-Clarence, NY

Post by Fanatic5 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:18 am

In addition to the West Shore mural, the West Shore Brewing company is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary with a festival on June 29, 2019. The brewery pays tribute to the West Shore Railroad, with several photos and artifacts in the facility. It is located less than a mile from the mural in Clarence.

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