Would any possible resurection of rail on a former NYO&W route, to service
the casinos likely start at Port Jervis from the end of the present commuter
line. My recollection of the geography says that the shortest NYO&W route
to Monticello, etc was from there.
Reconstructing a line parallel to 17 is quite a stretch. As mentioned in
the well phrased initial query, I'm not sure the world is ready to build a
new railway to the Catskills, but especially not for Casinos.
>From: "glenn_j_williams" <103424.2304@...>
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: NYO&W redux?
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:48:03 -0000
>--- In FJGRailroad@y..., "glenn_j_williams" <103424.2304@c...> wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Remember, the O&W started via
> > the West Shore line in Weehauken,
> > NJ, switching to their own ROW
> > in Kingston.
> > [snip]
> > Glenn
>Actually, I am wrong. It was at
>Cornwall, 52.28 miles north of Wee-
>hawken that the O&W went onto its own
>ROW. The Kingston line branched off
>the O&W main at Summitville.
>The tunnel I referenced is at High View, just west of Middletown.
>Middletown was reached by a former Conrail line, although I don't
>know if it's still in service.
>An excellent website on the O&W is that of its historical society:
>(at work, nowhere near
> his railroad library)
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