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LX1586: P 77 1935 (USC&GS/NGS, Holmes, NY)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers
N 41° 31.382 W 073° 38.830
18T E 612872 N 4597704
Quick Description: A U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey standard bench mark disk, located in Holmes, NY. The NGS PID# is LX1586.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2013 2:52:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJDG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 2

Long Description:
This station is a U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey standard bench mark disk, located in Holmes, NY. It is located on the NYNH&HRR (Conrail) Maybrook Line, on a bridge spanning a stream, just south of a road (Holmes Road) crossing:

AT HOLMES, DUTCHESS COUNTY, ABOUT 360 FEET SOUTH OF THE NEW
YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD STATION, AT BRIDGE 112.81,
IN THE TOP OF THE CENTER OF THE EAST COPING, AT A ROAD CROSSING,
85 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 10 FEET EAST OF THE
CENTER LINE OF THE EAST TRACK, AND ABOUT 1-1/2 FEET LOWER THAN
THE TRACK. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED P 77 1935.

The Holmes railroad station, as described, no longer exists. Otherwise, the description is adequate.

From NY Route 292, turn onto Holmes Road (County Road 30), and park at the pull-offs along the roadway near the lake.

The mark is on the east side of the bridge, which is on the 'trail side' of a new 'rail-with-trail' arrangement being implemented by the state. The trail and rail are separated by a chain link fence.

The Maybrook Line has been dormant for nearly 20 years, and is in disrepair, but is still legally 'active', so venture accordingly.

This mark is also loggable on the Geocaching site. Please consider logging your visit both here and on Geocaching. Thank you.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: P 77 1935

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: Dutchess

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Poughquag

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: LX1586

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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