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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:09:41 2011
Subject: A long final stretch from SB 2 to the end of this section and off the mountain.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:05:52 2011
Subject: First washout encountered-more to come.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:02:34 2011
Subject: The heavy rains the week before had delayed my skiing due to a lot of run off. It would have been very difficult to ski with such a large amount of fast moving water. I found out the hard way on a separate x/c ski day in NY
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:00:06 2011
Subject: Another washout.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:56:14 2011
Subject: Washout.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:53:25 2011
Subject: Same wahsout as above.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:50:57 2011
Subject: This isnít a washout. A small bridge was located here but was removed by man or nature. I am off to the side of the r-o-w to cross over the creek.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:46:39 2011
Subject: My friend Chris met up with me as I came down the final section. The r-o-w begins to flatten out as it drops down into the valley headed towards Wharton, Pa. I am now off the mountain that 2&3 sit on.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:43:55 2011
Subject: Now standing on the r-o-w looking back.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:41:10 2011
Subject: Thatís my friend Chris Bell who gives perspective on the area. He provided me with a lot of information on the area and gave me a lot of help. I would not have been able to do this otherwise.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 21:38:07 2011
Subject: This picture was taken from East Forks Rd looking up at the mountain of switchbacks 2&3 that I just skied. SB 3 is half way up and to the right. I felt pretty good accomplishing this little trek and look forward to more of them.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Mon Mar 28 00:05:56 2011
Subject: The next 15 photo's are what remains of the umcompleted section of the Buffalo and Cohocton Valley RR in Clarence, NY. Although the ROW made its way into WNY, the line was only completed upto Batavia, NY. Work stopped west of Batavia sometime after 1853.

This photo is the start of what is left of the ROW/Embankment facing West. Behind me, the embankment is gone and is now an access road for the quarry all the way to Tillman Rd.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:51:17 2011
Subject: A little further into the ROW. The snow really makes the embankment stick out in this area.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:47:26 2011
Subject: This section of the ROW is the only spot with no snow on it. I tried to look for ballast but only found 2 stones. I'm surprised I even found those. Many decades of leaves have fallen on this abandoned ROW.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:40:14 2011
Subject: This is the first drainage ditch dug across the embankment. Once across it, the ROW flattens out and almost disappears. Even the overgrowth changes. I think this section between the first and second ditch may have been bulldozed at some point. Before I got to the second ditch, I started to think that maybe this is the point at which the work on the ROW was terminated. But it does keep going.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:32:19 2011
Subject: While I stand on this section of ROW, it is very difficult to see it. It is much flatter without any embankments to see. The trees are also much younger and there is more brush which makes it difficult to explore.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:24:05 2011
Subject: This is the second drainage ditch to cut across the embankment. After getting across it, the embankment begins to show itself again.
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07_B+CRR_3-27-11.jpg    838646 bytes

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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:19:29 2011
Subject: This is a different viewing angle of the second ditch. I am about 30 feet, on the south side of the ROW looking North.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:12:33 2011
Subject: I am now on the otherside of the second ditch looking back at the ROW/embankment facing Northeast.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:08:02 2011
Subject: The ROW and embankment keeps to the left of the pine trees where it disappears or ends.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 23:02:57 2011
Subject: This is the patch of pine trees where the embankment disappears or ends. If the line existed, it would bump up against Wehrle Dr before curving to the left and crossing Gunville Rd and intercepting the West Shore RR.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 22:55:08 2011
Subject: I am now standing on where I project the ROW to be looking East. At this particular point, there is nothing but flat lands and swamps. Wehrle Dr is immediately on my left.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 22:48:37 2011
Subject: This is a similar view that I had while driving my car and looking for the row as I passed it. If it wasn't for the recently fallen snow highlighting the row, I would have never located it.
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16_B+CRR_3-27-11.jpg    875298 bytes

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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 22:43:30 2011
Subject: This is a profile shot of the line where the first ditch was encountered. Looking closely, you can see that the row on the left is higher than the row is on the right. To the right is where the row tends to disappear before rising up again beyond the second ditch and the pine trees.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Mar 27 22:37:16 2011
Subject: This is another view of the ROW in the background while looking East.
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21_B+CRR_3-27-11.jpg    950175 bytes


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