Biking

This blog highlights some of my adventures with the focus on railroad history. Originally intended as a blog of my rail trail rides, it now also includes hikes, railroad trips and even stop-and-go car trips if they are railroad history related...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Martindale and Chatham NY

Another trip to upstate NY on the Taconic gave me a chance to check out a couple of vintage railroad remnants.

Martindale, NY

The Martindale Bridge is right off the parkway. This was the ROW for the New York Central’s Harlem Division. The ROW looks like it is still well traversed by ATV -- it might be fun to bike!
Sourced from the ITO Historic Railways Map


Chatham, NY

Chatham at one time was a bustling railroad center and the lovely railroad station reflects its importance in the past. Here the New York Central 's Harlem Division met with both the Boston and Albany (now CSX) and the Rutland Railroad.
Sourced from the ITO Historic Railways Map

The Lovely Circle
Chatham is still a charming small town. Up the street a bit is their own brewery and a little further: a  lovely traffic circle. The Old Hotel on the left of the 4th Photo has a lovely restaurant...
Traffic Circle

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FJ&G Electric Railway Remnants - Scotia, NY

I was traveling down the Glenville Hill in April on Johnson Road and decided to sniff out any Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville (FJ&G) Electric Railway remnants nearby. Sure enough, right off Route 5, there were bridge abutments over Washout Creek,
Washout Creek

It required shimmying thru a few bushes and overgrowth but it wasn't that bad...