911.09

NGS PID:
LY1348
Coordinates:
N 41.497083° W 75.538366°
Location:
Elevation:
911.10 ft.
Type:
Chiseled Cross
Setting:
Concrete Culvert
Year Established:
Unknown
Established By:
Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of April 27, 2003

This was the fifth stop on today's benchmark bike tour. Since I had Rich's excellent, complete description at my disposal, this wasn't too difficult for me to find. The white paint was helpful, too. The mark is significantly smaller than the other chiseled crosses we've found.

(Recovered on April 20, 2003)

N 41° 29.825' W 075° 32.302'

This vertical control station was rather difficult to locate. The historical description leads reliably to the site. A very fine chiseled cross, approximately 1 inch by 1 inch, is barely discernable in the extreme northwest corner of the top surface of the west parapet of a 12-foot stone arch culvert over White Oak Creek. The concrete surfaces appear to have been weathered considerably since its construction in 1907. Within the mark there remain some flecks of white paint which may have been used at one time to help define it. At the station mark my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated 464 feet from the NGS datasheet coordinates. ~Rich in NEPA~

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Chiseled Cross 911.09
Delaware and Hudson Railroad Chiseled Cross 911.09

GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.

General view of the parapet and location of the mark.
General view of the parapet and location of the mark.

Wider view of the D&H rails in relation to the culvert.
Wider view of the D&H rails in relation to the culvert.

Side view of west parapet and concrete arch culvert.
Side view of west parapet and concrete arch culvert.

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