• DL&W 1948 TT

  • Discussion relating to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the Erie, and the resulting 1960 merger creating the Erie Lackawanna. Visit the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society at http://www.erielackhs.org/.
Discussion relating to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the Erie, and the resulting 1960 merger creating the Erie Lackawanna. Visit the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society at http://www.erielackhs.org/.

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  by Cactus Jack
 
I have an exerpt from a DL&W TT dated January 11, 1948 and in the Utica Branch section (Table 8) it lists the mileages (station mileposts) as being exactly one mile off (1 mile high). If I did not know better I would have thought that there was a system mileage change, but that is not the case.

Anyone else ever note incorrect mile post designations in DL&W / Erie or EL timetables ?
  by Cactus Jack
 
Okay, it occured to me why the one mile deviation.

Hoboken, for passenger timetable purposes is Milepost 1 to account for the journey from Manhattan.
Therefore the actual stations are one mile more than the actual physical milepost which records the miles of actual track.

Not sure why that didn't become apparent sooner, but it didn't.