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From: "J DOT Henry Priebe Jr DOT " root AT bluemoon DOT net
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:12:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: (erielack) Dayton, NY Turntable (was WYE's)
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 Robert Frost wrote:

> Thanks, Jerry, for your response to my question. I spent some time on July
> 18, 1984 looking at the track plan at Dayton, but I didn't look closely in
> the area you refer to. In fact, I didn't know then that a turntable had
> ever existed at Dayton. I noticed that the switchback coming up from DM
> junction had been redirected to connect to the Dunkirk branch east (railroad
> east) of its original connection at the Rt 62 highway crossing. The
> station, now west of the connection, was in much poorer condition than I had
> seen it three years before on a NY&LE Gowanda to Cattaraugus excursion. In
> 1984 the lead to the switchback extended across Rt 62 and out onto the fill
> over the Buffalo & Southwestern track. I wonder if it still does.


The old main no longer crosses Rt 62. There's a bumper a few feet from the
sidewalk and someone who didn't know any better wouldn't have any idea that
it had ever crossed the road.

Does the attached Google Earth photos show the location of the turntable as
far as anyone knows? I also included a screenshot of the old main bumper.


J. Henry Priebe Jr. Blue Moon Internet Corp Network Administrator Internet Access & Web Hosting Railfan Network Services


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