Monday, October 13, 2008

Logging railroad bed that ran along Whitewall Brook for several miles more than 100 years ago

In a few places I was able to follow this old logging railroad bed that paralleled Whitewall Brook. This spur started from a switch slightly north of Zealand Pond and extended down the notch, south, for a few miles. This was part of J. E. Henry's operation, the Zealand Valley Railroad. The main railroad bed stayed at the same level as the upper part of the valley and cut across the face of Whitewall Mtn. and is used now by the Ethan Pond Trail which is part of the Appalachian Trail as well. This part of the bed in the photograph still had indentations in the ground from where the railroad ties used to be.

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