• Abandoning the former BR&P through Orchard Park

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  by fredmcain
 
BR&P,

It's possible to do that but's it's tricky. Lyndon Henry had all his stuff from the Yahoo! Light Rail e-group archived and transferred over to io groups but probably most didn't. Probably most if not all of the original BR&P photos that were on the Yahoo! Group have been lost - but I don't know that for sure yet.

Regards,
Fred M. Cain
  by bkrizzle19
 
Just a weird, random bit of an update on this line, the chunk of rail just north of Martin Rd. in Lackawanna seen in the attached picture that had been laying to the side of the tracks for quite a while has now been put back into place, noticed this as I drove through this crossing a few days back.

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Also heard through the grapevine from someone that claims to have seen a high railer truck running down the line south over the Milestrip viaduct in Orchard Park a month or two ago, perhaps these two happenings are related.
  by Fireman43
 
Question on this article about people loving or hating the rail trail.
Reporter talks about the rail trail ROW goes through the residents ‘property’.
Is not the ROW still owned by the railroad or it’s successor?
  by BR&P
 
Fireman43 wrote:Question on this article about people loving or hating the rail trail.
Reporter talks about the rail trail ROW goes through the residents ‘property’.
Is not the ROW still owned by the railroad or it’s successor?
Short answer: "It depends". In some cases, the entire right of way can be sold intact to a power company, a municipality, a trail group, whatever. In other cases, upon abandonment the ROW reverts back to whatever landowner it was taken from or granted by, back when the line was built. The particulars are buried in dusty ledgers and law books which have to be located, examined, and perhaps argued over.
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