by TB Diamond
Have heard that this line was mostly scrapped at some time after ConRail. How far does it presently extend to out of both Youngstown and Cleveland, if at all?
You can't go home again- Thomas Wolfe
bluestreak81 wrote:I noticed as I was driving along Rt 43 in Chagrin Falls, that a recent housing development had installed new flashers and gates on Flanders Dr. They appear new since the devices are spotless and soil looks recently dug up around them. This is south-east of Harper Rd. As far as I know, the line is only active up to Harper Rd and in-active east of Harper to Chamberlain Rd. Any ideas why they'd install flashers and gates on the in-active portion of the line? I haven't seen any new activity on that portion of the line. Still appears to be heavily grown over and un-used.That's the Thornbury (sp) development in Solon.More than likely the developers had to put them up regardless if the tracks are being used or not.
This article seems to support using the line as a commuter rail in the future:
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Ra ... nefits.pdf