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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Wed May 11 23:16:39 2011
Subject: This is what remains of the Gardenville line wye to the West Shore RR with a siding into a warehouse on Sonwil Drive. The westbound wye was torn up several years ago. It is now fenced off with barbed wire. No trespassing I guess.
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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 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 22:55:08 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 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 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 23:32:19 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 23:08:02 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 22:37:16 2011
Subject: This is another view of the ROW in the background while looking East.
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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 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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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 23:24:05 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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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: Fri Oct 15 22:32:21 2010
Subject: This section is also closed off to motorized vehicles. In this area it is a little less taken over by growth. We begin to enter the cut. And this is the access point to Switchbacks 2&3.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:49:14 2011
Subject: Switchback 3 is still out of site but you can see the next section rising up to form switchback 3. You can also see overgrowth taking over the line. The switchback itself is also heavy with overgrowth.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Fri Oct 15 22:23:22 2010
Subject: I took this a few hundred feet in. It's really beautiful to walk back here in the fall. I came upon a few large scrape marks in the ground [not in photo]. I didn't know if it was just a deer digging for something or maybe a bear. With all the bear attacks on the news, the saying in my head was,"If only I didn't go around the bend..." So, I stopped here and looked around, saw nothing, and then chickened out and returned to my car. If only....
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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: Sun Jul 4 09:30:21 2010
Subject: Keep to your left and you head back up to PA 44. Keep to the right in-between the path and the trees is the ROW. Not passible due to heavy overgrowth.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Tue Apr 12 22:24:00 2011
Subject: As you can see, the trees blocked a lot of snow. I had no choice but to ski across these patches. I could not find any RR artifacts at this location.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Sun Jul 4 09:47:34 2010
Subject: Due to this exploration being at the last minute, I didn't take the time to study the ROW between the two sets of Switch Backs. So I didn't really know where I'd end up if I kept going. After passing through the cut, [next picture] I turned around at the next wide area and headed back to PA44.

By the way, I got out of the car and walked the wide area to make sure I knew where solid ground was. I didn't want to roll down the hill like some of the steam locomotives did. I also didn't see any signs for tresspassing or private property.
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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 Jul 4 09:07:33 2010
Subject: This is the beginning [top] of Switch back #1 at Keating Summit, PA. I think it would be easier to x/c ski in the winter than to walk it in the summer. Either way it would be tresspassing. There is a sign buried in the weeds.
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From: "Dan Syrcher" sst703 -AT- verizon -DOT- net
Date: Fri Oct 15 22:17:17 2010
Subject: Nature taking back the land. Just past the the gate. It looks difficult to walk in but it's not at all.
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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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