That earthen dam is the former right of way through which there was a 24" culvert. While the culvert may still be there, if so, it is obviously plugged. That pond is a relatively recent addition to the geography. Bridge shown in photo #86 is over Skinner Brook south or west (rr direction) of the Johnstown road. The railroad crossing of Warren Road was known as Rupert's.
From Cranberry Creek where the road bed comes out of the reservoir the line can be followed to the north end of the park where it again went into the water and under the Northville bridge approach. Not much there. Years ago the line was easily identifiable at the back of the fields adjacent to present rte 30, north from the red barn and further on the roadbed was immediately adjacent rte 30 between Sweet's and Gifford's. On the other end one can walk the line from Broadalbin junction to the water. IIRC the south part is well over grown but there is a pathway north of rte 30 to the water's edge. Tracks were left in for many years after abandonment. On the google or msn world view images you can see the little spit of land which was the right of way going into Mayfied lake. The old quarry can still be seen at the water's edge, east of Mayfield.
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:15:33 +0000
Subject: [FJGRailroad] FJG ROW to Broadalbin
I'm looking at the path going to Broadalbin on the Maps live site and south of Warren Rd I see what looks like an earthen dam. Is this where ICC structure 86 was located? Also there are still parts of the Northville line that can be seen although Mother Nature has reclaimed a lot of the line.
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