I found Thomas Frey of the Genessee Valley Land Trust (and former Monroe County Executive) watering a tree at a new park on the corner of Clifford and Conkey Streets. Adjacent to that park (he explained) runs the former track of a CSW Railroad Spur that went from the Power Plant in High Falls all the way up to the top of the Genessee River near Charlotte. Tom helped the City of Rochester obtain a $2 million grant that will turn that trackbed into a bike path in the next year!
Besides offering to help us advance the Rochester Greenway, Tom told me more than I could fully absorb about the history of the various rail lines that criss-crossed Rochester in the past and provides us with such interesting opportunities for the future. What I *was* able to absorb is now recorded on the google Earth map at http://RochesterGreenway.org (and above right).
The conversation will continue.