Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

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Schaffner
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Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by Schaffner » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:38 pm

I was wondering if anyone had information on when passenger service was discontinued on the northern part of the Chautauqua Branch. I know the Oil City to Corry local was removed in the mid 50's, but when was the last passenger train that would have ran between Brocton, NY and Corry removed?

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by Ocala Mike » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:58 pm

That entire line (Red Bank to Buffalo) is shown as freight only in my November, 1956 Official Guide. Hope this helps.
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Ron Mele
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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by Ron Mele » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:45 am

The last train between Buffalo and Corry ran on March 3, 1949.

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by Cactus Jack » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:37 pm

As a follow up question, after the passenger service ended when were these line segments taken out of service / abandoned or torn up ?

Brocton to Corry
Corry to Oil City

I've seen pics someplace of a Conrail freight in Mayville CA 1978. Did this job operate from Corry?

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by TB Diamond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:45 pm

Pennsylvania Railroad (Penn Central) Chataugua Branch abandonments:

Brocton-Mayville, 16.1 miles, 01 April 1976, dismantled 1977.

Mayville-Corry, 28.8 miles, 1978.
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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by Cactus Jack » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:19 am

Thanks for the info.

How about the trackage south of Corry ?

What kept Corry-Mayville open so long ?

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by kinger » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:43 am

anyone know where i could get a picture of the old tuntable in brocton the pit is still there

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by TB Diamond » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:51 pm

I believe Corry-Mayville was under state subsidy for a time after the advent of ConRail.
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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by erie2937 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:04 pm

At Mayville the Ethan Allen furniture factory received rail service. I think when Ethan Allen closed there were no more customers left north of Corry. H.T. Guillaume

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by CRAZY4TRAINS » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Actually ethan allen survived way past the railroad days well into the late 1990's. All truck service by then.

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Re: Passenger service on the Chautauqua Branch

Post by thebigham » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:46 pm

Mayville station in Oct. 2016:

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