Well, with the radical weather we've had this year I almost forgot to check out this ROW. It has snowed and melted and snowed again that I've lost count. But with the recent snow fall I headed out to the Tillman Nature Preserve. On my way home, I passed the ROW and it was highlighted with snow. So I turned around and parked the car and grabbed my camera and explored the line.....what remains anyways.
To me, it is clear that this is the ROW without question. With the snow on top, the embankment sticks out. There are many huge trees on this line. There are a couple of drainage ditches cut across the ROW. Between these two ditches the embankment almost disappears. I thought perhaps the work stopped at the first ditch because it is higher than the rest of it all the way to Wehrle Dr. But after crossing over the second ditch, the embankment makes a comeback before disappearing for good.
There is one patch that was clear of snow. I kicked around the dirt and only found two stones. With no one working on it since roughly 1853 or later, it's gotta be buried under a lot of leaves.
When I left, I took a video of this line and it is viewable from the street. Which is how I found it in the first place. But, Microsoft changed Windows Movie Maker to such an extend , that I no longer know how to use it. So it's going to take me some time to figure it out before posting it.
i took about 25 pictures but to cut down on the upload time, I posted only 15. Click here: http://www.railfan.net/railpix/submit/dansyrcher/