scottychaos wrote:The "main street" right through the middle of Darien Lake theme park, the main east-west road of the park, is literally the DL&W mainline ROW.
Close, but essentially. (I know, OT for Cohocton)
Across 77 from the main park, just south of the Administration building you can see the ROW as the service road back to some of the "offsite" facilities (there's a gate right at 77 on the west side). Darien Lake actually owns the ROW in this direction across Fargo Rd all the way to the County Line.
Continuing straight across into the park, the ROW is just north of the walkway down the catered picnic area (actually under the pavilions, not the walkway itself), and then, yes, the "straight" path if you look from the south corner of the "Grand Theater" East to the "Galaxy Theater" is the ROW. The "Galaxy Theater" building, for all intents and purposes, spans the entire width of the DL&W parcel.
From there going into the non-public areas of the property, the last visible remnants of it are an existing sleuce (going over what is, I'm led to believe by the Genesee County Web Mapping site, the very beginnings of Ellicott Creek, which is actually piped under the property from here to the pond areas near the parking lot) which leads into the construction storage area; and then a cut in a wooded area where it leads to Colby Road between the campgrounds and Amphitheater parking lot.
Getting back to Cohocton - just for fun while I was in the GC Web Mapping site, I decided to follow it into Batavia. Interesting of note is that two parcels of the ROW between Hartshorn Rd across Hopkins Rd and almost to Wortendyke Rd are owned by (sic)
"Con-Rail" and "ConRail".
Also, since I don't know as I've ever seen it on a map, based on the lines I can follow, I'm assuming this map shows what the Cohocton was to have done upon entering Batavia. I'm guessing it would have been a "continuation" of the Erie line straight west while the line to Attica turned south and crossed over the "mess" of the NYC yard area (remember at that time that NYC was 4 tracks, with a station and roundhouse area, and the Peanut splitting off, all within the area of Rt 98, the Tonawanda Creek bridges, and Rt 63.... certainly had potential to be messy although I've never seen a good diagram of it, so I can't say for sure).