Mile Post 33 Thompsonville & Fife
Fife Water Tank
foundations are almost exactly opposite the new townhomes being built
along ValleyBrook Rd. There is a bench and trash can along the Trail -
the 4 foundation footers & the central column base are right
next to the Trail - just in the edge of the weeds
now. It is right where the hillside slopes down and meets the
Foundations are just past the trash can on the left side of the trail. Right at the end of the curve.
Looking west - this is the center column base & one of the leg footers is to the right - you can see it is only a few feet off the trail. Page 32 in Gene's first book (The Old Testament) shows the tank taken at about the same photo location as the top photo here. You can see how the old farm lands have filled in with trees - making the scene look entirely different now. You can also see how close to the tracks / trail the tank sat & thus where the foundation footers are still located. The tank was just east of the east end switch for Thompsonville siding & a hundred yards or so west of the turkey farm where the house still stands.
The water spout was taken out by my dad (R.D. Lane) in a derailment. The cars derailed back by the phone booth and put themselves back on at the main line frog at the west end #4 (the loaded yard and the main track) RJ Lane.