by Engineer Spike
Over on the B&M forum someone was questioning some land and whether B&M still owned it. I was following the B&A while fooling around on the site. Parts of the line are listed as owned by New York Central Lines, LLC, while other portions say Consolidated Rail Corp., Jacksonville, FL. The oddest part was in Pittsfield. There was a place where one plot was owned by Conrail, while what looked like the main ROW said Penn Central. Moving west, the main line all listed PC as owner. How could a very large portion of a major line not get transferred to Conrail in 1976? Was there a gas line, or some other utility which would make PC want to hold onto this property?