• Wellsboro & Corning discussion thread

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

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  by nydepot
 
Looks great. One change on the 1914 map. The trackage east of the NYC crossing the river is the NYC yards and roundhouse area. Not dark blue as Erie.

Charles
scottychaos wrote:Maps of the Corning area, which might help clarify the tracks in question:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/ ... p-1914.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/ ... p-2006.jpg

Scot
  by scottychaos
 
nydepot wrote:Looks great. One change on the 1914 map. The trackage east of the NYC crossing the river is the NYC yards and roundhouse area. Not dark blue as Erie.

Charles
scottychaos wrote:Maps of the Corning area, which might help clarify the tracks in question:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/ ... p-1914.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/ ... p-2006.jpg

Scot
thanks charles,
I will fix that!
looking at the map, it makes more sense it would be NYC..
I honestly cant explain why I thought that was Erie!
probably heard it (incorrectly) at some point..

Scot
  by Flat-Wheeler
 
Very Nice map. BTW, on the 2006 map, why is there a label in the lower right corner near Gibson... something about an amigo with the answer ??? :P
  by scottychaos
 
Flat-Wheeler wrote:Very Nice map. BTW, on the 2006 map, why is there a label in the lower right corner near Gibson... something about an amigo with the answer ??? :P
Thats a reference to the "Jesus is the Answer" sign that has been up on the hillside there since..well, I dont know how long..
since 1987 at least! :P that was the year I first started driving to Corning every day from Waverly, and it was there by then..

I spent a long time carefully crafting that map..then when I saved it, I had the jpeg compression set too low in photoshop,
and the compression blurred all my nice neat text! making some of it hard to read..
maybe I will revisit those maps and try to clean them up a bit..

Scot
  by Otto Vondrak
 
scottychaos wrote:
Otto Vondrak wrote:Are we discussing the SD40's or all things W&C?
yes. ;)

Scot
I have renamed the thread appropriately.

-otto-
  by sallenparks
 
Hey everyone just came back from down there.Nothing of theirs is running yet they have NS power right now.GP38-2 5055&GP40 3031.SD40-2 307 was in the shop then moved for the RS3u 506.The RS1&S2 are down in the yard at Tioga Jct.A little birdie told me they might have a pair of Cab units coming.And for MATT & everyone else the shop can only hold one SD40-2 at a time.
  by nydepot
 
Where's Tioga Jct? I'm familiar with Tioga Jct where the Erie branched off to Mansfield and Wellsboro Jct. They built a yard up at the old Erie connection?

Charles
  by Matt Langworthy
 
nydepot wrote:Where's Tioga Jct? I'm familiar with Tioga Jct where the Erie branched off to Mansfield and Wellsboro Jct. They built a yard up at the old Erie connection?

Charles
Tioga Jct is a few miles south of Lawrenceville, PA. I've seen a couple pictures of the location in Wellsboro's Own Railroad and it was just a simple switch by the early '70s. I don't what the place looked like back in the Erie's heyday.
  by nydepot
 
Thanks. The RR's website doesn't even list it on their map. Considering the "W&C the 1st" kept their stuff in Wellboro proper and the boarding for the ride was at Wellsboro Jct., it seemed odd to build something up at Tioga Jct, which isn't even a junction anymore. So I though maybe a "new" tioga Jct had been built somewhere or Wellsboro Jct renamed..

Charles
  by spflanger
 
Tioga Jct was the terminus of the Tioga Railroad (Elmira State Line Railroad) which ran between Tioga Jct and Elmira, via Millerton, Jackson Summit, State Line Junction (NY), and Elmira. I believe it was located where Williamson High School is now. I've only seen a few pictures of the station on the web. I thought I read where there wasn't a wye or anything major. But, looking at a topo map from 1902 it clearly shows there was a wye. Interesting! My understanding was the trains would come in from Elmira and back into the station. I also read where they even backed all the way into Lawrenceville. I guess it would depend on what year it was. It all became part of the Erie and was abandoned in 1942 for its scrap value during the WWII. You can still see traces of it if drive out through there, esp. this time of the year.

All that was left was the Erie Blossburg line that connected at Lawrenceville with the present day W&C. That was torn up from Lawrenceville south after the 1972 flood. Many fond memories of the EL local running by with 8 to 10 cars. (WITH A CABOOSE) What a shame!!! Wish I had been more of a photographer back then...........

I'm sure someone could expand on that history more but that would be another topic/forum.
  by scottychaos
 
Wellsboro & Corning in the news:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front_pa ... oming.html
Marcellus Shale sends short-line railroad booming
By Andrew Maykuth Inquirer Staff Writer
WELLSBORO, Pa. - Nobody knew there was gold in the sand. When A.T. "Tom" Myles approached officials in this town three years ago about taking over the ailing Wellsboro & Corning Railroad, he thought the 35-mile short line had potential for transporting lumber to market from northern Pennsylvania. But that was before the Marcellus Shale natural-gas boom took off and exploration companies were clambering to import sand into Pennsylvania - millions of pounds of special sand used to develop gas wells.
Video with Tom Myles and the new SD40-2's:
http://www.philly.com/philly/video/88634027.html

And some new photos:
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/W ... lroad.html

Scot
  by Matt Langworthy
 
I had no thoughts of encountering the Wellsboro & Corning on a trip to Buffalo this past weekend... but sure enough, this boxcar in Bison Yard caught my attention!

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab13 ... C01108.jpg

Photo taken by me Saturday 3/20/2010 in Cheektowaga, NY. Note the WCOR reporting marks.
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