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When was the last year that the West Shore Buffalo-Rochester-Utica-West Point-Weehawken was a complete intact route?

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When was the last year that the West Shore Buffalo-Rochester-Utica-West Point-Weehawken was a complete intact route?
Posted by anglecock on Friday, August 19, 2022 7:23 AM

I am riding the rail trail in Fonda NY which parrells the NYC mainline and I was told that Conrail had parts running until the 1980s to serve the Beechnur baby food plant and there were even Amtrak trains on reroute thru here in Canajahorie NY

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 19, 2022 8:46 AM

It's been a long time for the portion west of Albany/Selkirk.  There is one of those flyover videos on YouTube that goes down the old West Shore route and you can see the development on the old route in a great many places.  My suspicion is that through service was essentially redundant long before the four-track Water Level Route was converted in most places to double-track with CTC in the early Fifties.

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Posted by timz on Friday, August 19, 2022 11:30 AM

First place to check is the employee timetables at

https://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/ett/timetables-nyc.htm

I see they have a 1958 for the whole territory west of Albany, and they've got some earlier for each piece.

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Posted by anglecock on Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:59 PM

Wow thank you for that timetable website Canadasouthrn. Chock full of good nuts

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