Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Railroad Stations of the Tri-Counties
Mansfield , Tioga County PA
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and near Mansfield including Richmond, Sullivan, Rutland, Covington, Tioga and more
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Mansfield Railroad Depot above. Detail below shows the cart of L.W. Hitchcock, Cartman, Baggage & Express in foreground and the Hotel French Carriage behind it.
The photo above shows children atop an Erie R.R. Train. This predates the 1910 Novelty Works Fire (Bldg. in far background)
Mansfield Station 1967 just before closing. It is now used as storage for
Arnot Building Supply
Photo: Railroad Station -Mansfield PA
Township: Mansfield Borough - Richmond Township, Tioga County PA -
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Photographer - Vedder and others
Photos from Chester P. Bailey Collection & from Mr. Marion Smith
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MANSFIELD'S TRANSPORTATION THREATENED BY CLOSING
 Mansfield first became associated with the Blossburg and Corning Railroad constructed in 1840. The Elmira State Line Railroad was completed in 1876 and the two lines became the Tioga and Elmira State Line Railroad. The Tioga Railroad connected the Blossburg Coal regions with the markets of New York and the West. When the Elmira road connected at "Tioga Junction" with the Tioga R R ready exit to all points East and South, and added market facilities to all classes of producers was available. The Erie R R purchased the Tioga and Elmira lines. With the merging of the Erie and Lackawanna R R the line came under the present management. The line from Elmira to Tioga Junction had been removed during World War II years. The Tioga Division operates from Corning to Blossburg. At present one train is operated from Corning to Blossburg and return each day except Sunday. In Mansfield there are still three large shippers, Agway Inc., Purina and Armco. Many others receive express shipments thru the Mansfield station. The State Highway Dept. often uses the local facilities for carload shipments of road materials and oils as well as do road contractors working in the area. Many carloads of hay have been shipped here and unloaded. Due to the drought it is expected that many more carloads of hay and corn will be shipped to this important railroad junction. Even with the curtailment of ess than a load shipments by the Railroad, it is estimated that the Mansfield station grosses $100,000 per year. There is one attendant at the station 8 hrs a day. In later years little or no repairs have been made at the Mansfield station and the local freight building has been closed and unused for some time. The Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company has posted notice that it intends to close the Mansfield station. The notice posted August 20 is signed by C.H. Zimmerman Superintendent, T.L.R.R. Co., Loder St., Hornelll, NY. Letters of protest should be sent to the Public Utilities Commission, North Office Building, Harrisburg, before Sept. 20. Reference file No. A92555. Also a copy of protests should be sent to the Superintendent of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company. (Mansfield Advertiser, 01 Sept 1967)
 
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 19 OCT 2002
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