Forgive the ignorance of a relatively new railfan, but where does the NYSW run after Sparta? I cannot seem to trace the route on any maps up to Binghampton, Syracuse or Rochester after that.
BlockLine_4111 wrote:I guess after the massive track reductions on the ex-Erie between Port Jervis and Ridgewood in the 80's what little freight was left went over to the ex-L&HR+NYS&W side in order to placate New Jersey Transit.This is generally true, but prior to the 1980s, Conrail ran 3 through trains per day (!) between NJ and Binghamton, and another to Port Jervis. Almost up to the end of Conrail there was at least one daily thru freight each way.