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THE ERIE RELOCATION --- CORNING BYPASS STORY

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Uploaded on Oct 28, 2010

The Erie Railroad which ran between Jersey City, NJ and Chicago, IL. also passed through Corning, NY. It reached here in 1849 and at that time instead of tracks built in the Standard guage of 4ft 8 in , was a large 6 foot wide and was a double track mainline. It later switched to Standard. Corning is 290 miles from JC and situated it's original Right of way up what is now named Denison Parkway/ Route 352. Beginning in 1937 a Public Service commission began a study of all Rail Road crossings within the Crystal City and recorded vehicular traffic as well as pedestrians over the tracks of The ERIE, The Fallbrook/ New York Central and the Lackawanna Railroads. On November 22, 1952 a new 8.2 mile section of relocated Erie Main was put into regular service when Train # 2 , The eastbound Erie Limited arrived at a brand new station located at the end of Sly av. & Bridge St. on the city's northside. The Station was torn down in the summer of 1990. In the years since, all 3 lines plus others were merged into Erie Lackawanna, Penn Central, Conrail and now Norfolk Southern .

The trains were removed from downtown and the street was paved . The new section of what was known as the Artierial Highway , was completed as far as Riverside , NY in 1954 with the opening of the Patterson Bridge. Riverside was long the topic of discussion regarding the exact location of a planned super highway. There were many homes in the path of the Corning Bypass and one of them was mine. My grandparents Home and Sheet Metal Business were right in the middle of the new plans.

The Corning Bypass opened on Sunday October 8, 1995. and has been reworked a few more times at the south Riverside end of the project. This is a really rushed version of a bigger movie dealing with the exact locations as well as modern day remnants of Corning's Big 3 Railroads.

Music by Glen Miller and is available on SONY . And also Steve Vai who is available on Relitivity records. 88561-1037-2. Published by Sy Vy Music/ASCAP

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