Interesting events along the CASO Part VI End of the Line All Track Lifted

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Interesting events along the CASO Part VI End of the Line All Track Lifted
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 03, 2018 12:18 PM
( I included this item because of the article on the same page next to our story about ' self driving cars'...in 1953! )
 
2). December 29, 1953 - End of Detroit River Tunnel electric service.  ( for Midland Mike)
 
3). 1957 - Second batch of diesels delivered - new from GMDD and all remaining steam retired by the end of April 1957. Last steam run - #1290 on April 27, 1957. ( and of course they scrapped her and 1291, those could/should have been saved..ancient 4-6-0s)
 

       March 16, 1960 - Last tank car loaded at Oil Springs

       April 30, 1960 - St. Clair Branch abandoned. Details of last trip.

5).  June 1964 - NYC denies CASO abandonment rumours.

7).  February 1, 1968 - New York Central merges with Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central

8). April 1, 1976 - Conrail formed to take over Penn Central

9). April 1976 - Amtrak to provide local passenger service.

10). June 1976 - Effort to claim missing Canada Southern assets.

11). January 31, 1979 - Last through passenger train operated - Amtrak Niagara Rainbow. ( well that didn't last very long)

12). July 26, 1979 - Conrail announces cancellation of last through freight train

13)  May 1, 1985 - CN & CP takeover.

14). June 1, 1985 - Chessie moves trains operating between Windsor and St.Thomas to CASO rails.

15). March 1996 - CSX moves trains off CASO to CN rails

16). 2001 - Leamington branch removed

17). December 19, 2001 - Mainline in downtown Niagara Falls removed.

18). 2003 - Mainline between Attercliffe and St. Thomas removed.

19). 2005 - Most of remaining trackage in St. Thomas yard removed ( except some tracks left for the Elgin County Railway Museum ).

20). 2006 - Mainline between St. Thomas and Fargo removed.

21). 2009 - MCRR shop building and some yard trackage at St. Thomas sold to Elgin County Railway Museum.

22). May 17th, 2011 - Last recorded revenue train on the Fargo-Windsor trackage

23). 2012 - November-December - Mainline between Fargo and Windsor removed.

Three pictures are in Waterford.

 

 I watched them rip up the tracks through here from the hillside

I owned 35 acres of Carolinian Forest about 10 minutes away from here, had a small house on it, sold it and came to Northern Saskatchewan 7 years after the rails were gone..The End

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