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From: "Jon Scaptura" jscaptura AT stny DOT rr DOT com
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 22:14:08 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) Campville (NY) station
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I'm trying to picture where the station was located in Campville. I'm
assuming it was on Depot Street, but I can't tell from the satellite view
(see the attached image). There is a concrete telephone booth near where
Depot Street meets the tracks. Where was the station in relation to Depot


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Yungkurth"
To: "Jon Scaptura" ; "EL Mail List"

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: (erielack) Campville (NY) station

> Camplville was an important shipping point for livestock back around 1880,
> which accounts for the substantial station. There were extensive stock
> pens there. Livestock was driven up from Northern Pennsylvania and loaded
> on the Erie at Campville. There was a bridge across the Susquehanna back
> then. It may be that when the DL&W extension to Buffalo the picked up some
> of that business.
> The photo you saw is probably from the Smithsonian Collection. I beleive
> that after the "Next Stop Will Be" books were printed the glass plate negs
> went there.
> At any rate, the Tioga County Historical used a photo of the Campville
> Station in a local histry they printed and the copy came from the
> Smithsonian. Bill Caloroso in Nichols can fill you in on the details and
> probably can get you a copy. His phone number is 607-699-3172.
> In any case, the Tioga County Hist Soc will have a photo you can examine.
> Chuck Yungkurth
> Boulder CO


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