Showing posts from August, 2013

NYC&H Postcards

The NYC & H RR is shown going from Corning, NY.  to Wellsboro to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania on the previous blog. At the present time, the rails have been removed from Wellsboro to Jersey Shore.  The roadbed along Pine Creek and Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is a hiking and biking trail. Another less known attraction is the Ole Covered Wagon that is a guided tour along the route. .

Lindley's RR History

The Corning -Blossburg Railroad (now Corning -Wellsboro ) was one of the first rail systems in this area-1839 . I have been corresponding with a descendant of John Magee (who was heavily involved in the early CBRR.) From its early beginnings to the present, this little RR has had a fascinating history. Rather than try to tell the story here, check out a website maintained by the descendant at . And thanks Dan for alerting me to your website and the story, photos,etc of one of the earliest and still running railroads in this region. Kitty
Section of I 99 to Open I99 Updates and traffic flow changes as of August 21, 2013 Please note that there is now a stop sign at the end of the Presho Bridge onto Indian Hills Road.   Also, Southbound Traffic onto I99 is scheduled to begin Thursday, August 22nd, barring any delays. Local Southbound Traffic onto old Route 15 will be diverted from the Presho overpass onto Indian Hills road,  past the Presho Cemetery and along onto Hovey Road (formerly a dead end road). This will open onto Northbound Old Rt 15.  Please stop at the stop sign before crossing and continuing southbound on Old Rt 15.  Thank you and use caution as you adjust to these traffic flow changes As taken           looking   South   March 9th, 2013               
Before Bridge was completed   ( 3/9/2013) Looking North Photos by Dennis Abbey Note the new Toby's curve -I-99 as travelers will see it traveling South starting  August 22nd, 2013

Newtown Battlefield Event

Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25, 2013 9am-4pm both days - Adult admission is $5

Chemung Valley Living History Center's
The Battle of Newtown Revolutionary War Event

Stop by for the re-enactment of the historic 1779 Battle of Newtown and a military court martial, then visit the camps, talk to the re-enactors, and buy goods from 18th and 21st century merchants!
Newtown Battlefield State Park - just off I-86 2346 County Road 60 Elmira, New York 14901
For more info about the event, please visit the website.

Public Hearing Notice August 26,2013 7 P.M.


The Old Country School

*  Today's educators may look with scorn on the old country school, but there a lot of us today's Sr. citizen group who got their first introduction to the 3R's in just such a place.         They called our neighborhood school the Willowdale school, and it had been there a long time when I ventured through the front door at the age of 5 and left at the age of 11 for high school.  It had none of the comforts of today's overdone classrooms-it was the typical one room school; no insulation, no store windows, tall windows on three sides of the room, a heatrola stove sat in the middle with its stovepipe stretched clear to the back of the room into the outside chimney. It was a nice looking stove, but its heating ability left much to be desired. I wonder how we kept from freezing, then I remember the long winter underwear, the flannel petticoats, the woolen stockings, the heavy sweaters . On bad days,  we huddled close to the stove. Teacher would usually try to make hot…