Took a walk on the northern branch in Northvale today, and walked almost to end of line. (I've seen end of line and the once great line actually comes to a sad abrupt end just basically cut off and that's it, not even a bumper)
Anyhow, rather interesting, I saw two intact sidings that looked in good shape, attached to the main with hand thrown switches, one was for ace hardware. and the other was for some building several feet up and on the other side of track. Anyone know what that siding was? Also up just a bit more, was the remains of another siding, now just some ties and the switch, but no track. What was this?
So I also saw something interesting, was on the main track, the rails had the date 1925 on them, (from bethlahem steel), and one of the sidings had the date 1917, and "bethlahem open hearth" on them. Some of the plates that RR spikes were driven into had 1930 and 1931 dates on them, very fascinating!
Incidentally I also saw the word "lackawanna" on the main line "1925" rails.
Although I did see a small stretch of track that had 1979 on it? Don't get it? When was new york end of line done with service and ripped up? It seems like this was maybe a stretch of track that needed replacement, but why fix-up the tail end of a dying line? I assume it was for the last few customers left in northvale, so the trains could still service them.