airman00 wrote:Mr. Pdtrains... maybe you know this as well... I remember then just up from that agway siding, was the remains of other trackage coming off the main. Like possibly a double track section/passing siding or a siding for a business. It appears these tracks were intentionally removed so the "agway" siding could be built? (something like that) Any idea what this was? Now it's just a handful of ties coming off the main, but nothing other than that, even the switch is gone.
And really interesting information you provide thank you very much! By the way, I was trying to figure out (since I'm not in the railroad business, I'm a tree trimmer) if you put the engine on the other end of the train then how did you get the boxcars onto the siding?
There was never any passing siding around the NY state line. Double track I think extended all the way from
Granton Jct to Sparkill, back in the 1900-1920 period, but I could be wrong. By the late 1930's there was double track up to Tenafly, with 1/2 mile of double track at Closter and Sparkill. It was always operated at double track, with spring switches, up until the late 60's, when the signals were taken out. Any extra track/ties you see up
west of Agway, was an old siding of some sort most likely. As for switching the sidings......we did that 1st, while pointing west, then reversed the train to head back east......