Why would you wait several hours at Lanesboro if you didn't know for sure a train was coming? There has not been regular daylight service over that route for many years.
I was enjoying the day. It is very peaceful up there, with the park, and I was just admiring the structure.
Sometimes I used to find myself spending hours in the vicinity of a railroad without any particular purpose, I guess, just hoping that a train would happen by.
My trip to Lanesboro was at least 15 years ago, when NYS&W was running stack trains, so I was hoping for something to come across.
I recall having spoken with a local resident who told me that a train had come by early in the morning, and that I couldn't expect another one until after dark, yet I still wanted to hang out.
I no longer waste my time like that, especially if I have to drive 100 miles to reach the location.
Up to date maps are right on the railroad's web site.
True, but these maps are never detailed enough for my needs.