5/2003 Field trip

Note that the station and the freight house in the first few pictures was built by the New York Central on the same location as the SHnE station. They belong to the Carthage, Watertown & Sackets Harbor railroad. Since it's one field trip report covering both railroads, I'll leave all the pictures together.

northeast end of the station - Topo Photo
southeast side of the station - Topo Photo
looking southwest at right of way out of town, was a cut - Topo Photo
freight depot southeast side eves were cut off and brackets removed - Topo Photo
ties are still buried in grass, two tracks worth - Topo Photo
Guy Everett carved his name here - Topo Photo
The eves are full-length on the northwest side of the building and that's Dick Palmer - Topo Photo
The station was moved back to get a view of the bay. It was behind the quonset hut and in-line with the ROW - Topo Photo
There's a bridge over the tracks at Washington St. Its abutments are still buried in the ground - Topo Photo
picture of railbed facing southeast - Topo Photo
railbed in field next to road, facing north - Topo Photo
railbed in field next to road, facing south - Topo Photo
cut on south side of road - Topo Photo
best surviving remnant of SHnE, a trestle, looking west. The damage on the east wing of the south side was caused by the property owner taking stone to build a fireplace. - Topo Photo
facing northwest - Topo Photo
facing NNE - Topo Photo
facing SE - Topo Photo
facing north looking across the abutments. Roadbed ahead and behind me is badly eroded, as the grading was done with local sand - Topo Photo
railbed is not much built up here and is not much visible through the brush - Topo Photo
Hotel in Smithville - Topo Photo
looking north across little creek. Aside from post indicating property line at railbed, there is no stonework visible at all - Topo Photo
looking south next to driveway of house which is more likely to be the actual roadbed - Topo Photo
looking south over a very prominent railbed to farmer's field - Topo Photo
looking north at railbed and fellow railfans - Topo Photo
I've likely drawn it in the wrong place. There is a treeline which we are right in line with - Topo Photo
On the 1855 map, this house is marked "Henderson RR Station" - Topo Photo
to the west is an old road marked on 24,000:1 map - Topo Photo
looking south at tree line - Topo Photo
looking south at remnants of stone work - Topo Photo
looking north you can very clearly see the remains of a bridge abutment that crosses the little creek behind me - Topo Photo
looking south along the river you can see a bridge abutment - Topo Photo
looking across the river you can see the embankment, but the abutment is gone - Topo Photo
looking west along roadbed which is now used as a farmer's road - Topo Photo
further east along the same road you can see the fill - Topo Photo
and the corresponding cut from which came the fill - Topo Photo
to northwest you can see a hump in the plowed field, to the southeast is somebody's driveway; obviously they reused the railbed for their driveway. - Topo Photo
facing southeast, you can see the silo of the farm where the railroad crossed the road - Topo Photo
there's a cut to the northwest which the property owner has been filling in - Topo Photo
from I-81 northbound looking south, you can see the roadbed - Topo Photo

Russell Nelson
Last modified: Thu May 15 00:16:09 EDT 2003