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Re: The mystery railroad tracks

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  • Albert
    Yes sees service a couple of times a week. When the bridge over I88 was removed a passing siding was built that crosses Sullivan Rd, as part of this work gates
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 6, 2013
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      Yes sees service a couple of times a week. When the bridge over I88 was removed a passing siding was built that crosses Sullivan Rd, as part of this work gates were installed.

      --- In thegreatthirdrail@yahoogroups.com, Milton Lemke wrote:
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      >  I saw that on Google Earth.  Is this railroad still active? 
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      > --- On Mon, 8/20/12, Robert Leffingwell wrote:
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      > From: Robert Leffingwell
      > Subject: Re: [thegreatthirdrail] The mystery railroad tracks
      > To: "thegreatthirdrail@yahoogroups.com"
      > Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:11 PM
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      > According to the maps in Carstens "Steam Powered Videos", it's a CB&Q branch from Aurora to Geneva which connected to the C&NW just west of Geneva. On Google earth, the bridge on I-88 no longer exists but the tracks south of there are still active.You can see parts of the old ROW on Google Earth, including a curved road following it to the connection in Geneva.
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      > From: Milton Lemke
      > To: thegreatthirdrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:17 AM
      > Subject: [thegreatthirdrail] The mystery railroad tracks
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      > I think these tracks might be part of the railroad (the CNW) that ran NS, as most everyone has said.  Furthermore there is a bridge over I88 in North Aurora (I think it's still there) that was once a railroad bridge.  If you go south on Rt. 31, then turn right onto Airport Road, you will be driving in the same direction as I88; somewhere maybe a half a mile or so you will come to the bridge (over I88) it will be on your left you can see the tracks on the bridge.  I do remember in early 1975 I worked in that are for a company further down on Popular Road.  I can remember  coming and leaving work having to cross over some railroad tracks over Airport Road. Aurora Downs was also in that area.  I don't know if the railroad (CNW) was in use then, but the tracks continued on north.  I also remember there was a railroad gates too.  Today there is a large building just north of Airport Road.  A friend of mine who lived in Geneva a short time ago,
      > lived in a townhouse that was built in the same location as the CNW yard, so piecing all  this together those tracks in St. Charles might be the spirit of that old railroad that ran through Geneva and St. Charles. But where it began and where it ended another mystery!
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