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    Abandoned Trackage

    I find abandoned right-of-ways pretty interesting,in that with them,you have to really use your imagination to picture what things were once like.

    I present what few photos I have @tm:


    Former Southern trackage(now NS) in Lawrenceburg. The grade crossing has been paved over and the track on the other side of this is used as a siding for the most part. I believe this trackage went to Tyrone,KY.



    Now,down south:

    This used to be the right-of-way on the Louisville & Nashville's Lebanon Branch line. This picture was taken in St. Francis.


    Another former crossing,this one near a place called Dant. Can't really see much anymore.


    I'd love to follow the old Lebanon Branch remnants just to see for myself what's left.

    Then there's also 17 abandoned miles of the former Bardstown Branch,which begins just east of Bardstown going to Springfield,KY.

    Anyone else have abandoned trackage to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post

    Former Southern trackage(now NS) in Lawrenceburg. The grade crossing has been paved over and the track on the other side of this is used as a siding for the most part. I believe this trackage went to Tyrone,KY.
    Is the track still in place? Or just this bit crossing the road?

    In my area, I find it hard to explore much that once existed. I remember a lot of it. Often wonder if a line might be useful today. And am saddened when recalling the scenes of younger years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxcabE50 View Post
    Is the track still in place? Or just this bit crossing the road?

    In my area, I find it hard to explore much that once existed. I remember a lot of it. Often wonder if a line might be useful today. And am saddened when recalling the scenes of younger years.

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    The trackage goes to Versailles and into Lexington,I believe. Over in Versailles the Bluegrass Railway Museum uses it for their excursions. I'm guessing it hasn't been torn up for the most part.

    And there's also this:
    Young's High Bridge - WorldTimZone

    Young's High Bridge.

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    I love chasing ghosts of railroads past!
    Here's a few ghosts:

    Silver Creek trestle, just a few miles east of the MT/ID border, on the former Milwaukee Road electrified mainline to St Paul Pass:



    This set of piers once supported a MILW trestle east of Bonner, MT on the Big Blackfoot Branch:



    Some snaking curves near remote Drexel, MT on the electrified mainline:



    Nine Mile Tunnel #17, near Soudan, MT:



    Yes, I am a MILW ghost nut. I'm trying to document all that I can in Montana's former electrified territory.

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    Those bridge piers have something about them that just makes them look weird...and I've seen bridge piers without bridges on them before.

    I kinda wish we had some rail trails around here,would make my work much,much easier.

    Almost wonder if I could get the city of Bardstown to do that with the abandoned 17 miles of the Bardstown Branch to Springfield. They've made a park just behind the factory where the current trackage ends. It'd be a decent starting point.

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    A couple from a favorite branch line. Until the early 1970's, this was the Milwaukee Road Everett Line. Pictures taken just east of where the depot and siding were once situated, at Duvall, Washington.

    Photos do strange things. One view looks east, up the valley. But although there appears to be a slight grade, it's virtually flat. In the other, r-o-w is at right, a trail to the river at left. The right side, running downstream, looks as though uphill due to an illusion of the trail at left. Which drops down quickly. There is no grade.

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    OK, Ken, whereizzit? Port Angeles, WA? Otherwise, I have no idea.

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    Looks like a nice grade there.


    I checked satellite photography of Lawrenceburg. That abandoned trackage runs all the way into Tyrone(got one of those "No images/too close" things when I got close to Tyrone) and I'd be willing to bet it runs all the way to Young's High Bridge and into Versailles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HemiAdda2d View Post
    OK, Ken, whereizzit? Port Angeles, WA? Otherwise, I have no idea.
    It says Duvall, WA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    Looks like a nice grade there.
    Nope. Optical illusion. It's almost flat as a pancake all along there.

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