Wordless Wednesday #28


4 Thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #28

  1. Mike,

    Looks like this image solves the problem of track detailing and wiring. Lots of ground leaves though.

    When and where was it taken and what was there before it was abandoned?

    Perhaps you could start a wordy Thursday for images like this.



    • exnavydoc@hotmail.com on January 14, 2015 at 19:40 said:

      I took the photo in December 2000 during an exploration trip. It is the abandoned S&NY right of way a little ways east of Marsh Hill. I scrabbled a cinder the size of a marble out of the dirt, and still have it around here someplace. I could try a “Wordy Thursday” to explain what the Wednesday images are, I suppose. Few people would probably know without an explanation.


  2. Mike Brinkash on January 19, 2015 at 08:57 said:

    Great pic. Picture might be deceiving but grade appears to be too steep for train? What is maximum allowable grade?

    • exnavydoc@hotmail.com on January 20, 2015 at 22:35 said:

      Mike, The grades were steep, not sure what percent. Probably 2.5-3.0 percent, maybe a little more. Rod engines weren’t too good on grades much steeper than that. Many S&NY trains used 2 engines, and doubling the hill to Ellenton was not uncommon, I believe.


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