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After most of the CNE was abandoned around 1938, about 3/4 mile of ex CNE main line, including the bridge over the brook and a couple of streets was retained to service a former CNE customer or two in New Hartford, near the station location. Not sure how long this lasted.
In recent weeks construction in the area of the former CNE bridge at New Hartford has partially exposed the west abutment, hidden for many years under brush and dirt. This was the side of the bridge that a 2-horse carriage tried to cross the bridge and failed at some point around WW1.
The branch beyond Collinsville was pretty well destroyed by Hurricane Diane in 1955 and never restored, Service was restored as far as Collinsville.
I have some doubts that the branch lasted into PC but I won't definitely assert that.