well your both kinda right. the Erie line from Southport to Tioga jct was gone before 1950 and the Erie used trackage rights on NYC north to Corning.
at one time Erie had rights from Corning down to Newberry Jct. and the NYC had rights on the Erie down to Blossburg and Morris Run.
I think Art is referring to the line south of Tioga jct. that was damaged by the hurricane.
Thanks for the additional information Charles! Yes that's the line I was referring to. I attended a junior college in Williamsport from 1971 through 1973. When classes reconvened in the fall of 1972 many of my classmates talked about how they'd spent the summer cleaning up after Agnes. (Being from northwest PA, just south of Jamestown, NY, we weren't too badly affected although I did volunteer to go to Salamanca to help clean up after the waters receeded.)
A couple of friends, one from Mansfield and another from Blossburg told me of the damages in their area. Both being aware of my interest in railways told about the damage to the EL branch that used to serve those towns.
Incidentally, I just dug out my trusty "Official Guide of the Railways" from October of 1968 and the EL branch in question is listed as "Corning-Blossburg" as follows:
Mile 0 Corning
Mile 13.5 Lawrenceville
Mile 20.7 Tioga
Mile 29.4 Mansfield
Mile 31.3 Canoe Camp
Mile 34.3 Covington
Mile 39 Blossburg
I was really only familiar with the Mansfield-Blossburg portion of the line as it paralleled Route 15 south which was a route I'd take to/from school. Thanks again.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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