There was no true "cleanout" train on the LVRR as mentioned erronously in the post above.
The final train to be made up at Manchester, NY and which pulled all remaining storage cars out of the yard operated on 21 March 1976.
The final train to pull remaining company material, a few gondolas of scrap and some non-revenue equipment out of Manchester operated on 30 March 1976.
RM-2 cleaned out all remaining cars in its territory on 31 March and tied up at Manchester at 17:54 on 31 March 1976.
COJ-32 made a pickup at P&L Jct. between 22:32 and 23:10 on 31 March 1976 and then went on to Sayre without doing any further work. This was the last eastbound LVRR train.
ME-1, the final westbound train, had no work between Sayre and Buffalo.
Both ME-1 and COJ-32 did operate after 00:01 hours on 01 April but they did no pickups after that hour.
ONCT took over the Shortsville-Victor ex-LVRR line segment on 01 November 1979. I correct myself by stating that the ex-LVRR MT Geneva to the new connection near Shortsville was abandoned after late June, 1978 and not the entire line Geneva-MP 371.0. This abandonment took place after a connection between the ex-NYC Auburn Branch and the former LVRR MT in Victor was constructed and put in service.
L&NY abandoned thus post-ConRail:
Locke-Mead (Moravia) 31 August 1976.
Dryden-Locke 28 February 1978.
Harford Mills-Dryden January 15, 1979.
ConRail operated the remaining segment until the D&H took over in 1980. Subsequently the Tioga Central operated the line followed by the Owego & Harford which is the present operator. The Tioga County Industrial Development Agency owns the line.
ConRail operated the segement of the Elmira & Cortland branch Cortland-South Cortland under the NYS LDL program until the NYS&W took it over along with the Syracuse-Binghamton ex-DL&W line. At present the NYS&W uses this line segment for car storage only.
Not all of the line segments I listed still exist as mentioned erronously in the post above:
Geneva Jct.-Geneva abandoned summer, 1978 and torn up.
The segment at Rochester Jct. abandoned in the early 1980s and torn up.
The Caledonia Industrial Track (ex-LVRR MT) Spring St.-Caledonia abandoned in 1983. The remainder P&L Jct-Spring St. remains for the most part but has been realigned at the west end.
You can't go home again- Thomas Wolfe