RussNelson wrote:A fellow whose AOL username is capevct tells me that his father told him of an unfinished railroad from Savona north to Wayne (north of Waneta Lake). I looked on the topo map and aerial photos (DOQ), and sure enough, there's a very clear railbed going that way. But I'm unable to find any information about a railroad between Savona and Wayne. Here's the route that I can see on the aerial photos and topo maps:
http://rutlandtrail.org/gmap.cgi?savona ... d.ny.track
Alas, I don't have any web interface which will display that map against a DOQ.
Does anybody know anything more about this railroad?
I cant get the webpage to make useable links directly to the maps, but it shows up here:
click on "New York"
click on "gallery view"
click on the 1870 map.
click on the "zoom in, zoom out" center radio button,
and click on the Keuka lake area on the map.
It shows up as the Sodus Bay, Corning & New York Railroad.
hmmm..it goes from Savona to Penn Yan, Geneva, Lyons and up to Sodus Bay
It does not exist on the 1858 map.
It does exist on the 1870 map.
and then its gone on the 1888 map
I can clearly see the ROW on the aerial photos north of Savona and up to Lamoka/Waneta Lakes, as Russ said...but no modern railroad (post 1880's) ever shows up on any maps on this route north out of Savona..or on a direct path between Penn Yan and Geneva...so perhaps no tracks were ever laid between Savona - Penn Yan - Geneva.
North of Geneva however, it appears to be the modern NYC route north out of Geneva to Lyons,
but there seems to have never been a modern (post 1880's) railroad on this route between Geneva directly to Penn Yan, and south.
Im not aware of a NYC route that ever existed between Lyons and north to Sodus bay..only the PRR...so it looks like the only seqment of the "Sodus Bay, Corning & New York Railroad" that ever saw rails was Geneva - Lyons.