|The Adirondack Branch|
|of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad|
|About This Site|
The End of the Tahawus Plant
Despite a large quantity of titanium ore remaining at Tahawus, mining of the open pit ended in 1982 and the last load of ore went out by train on November 17, 1989. The plant closed a few weeks later.
Last Train Out - 11/16/89 (photos courtesy Mike Piekielniak)
Yardmaster's house at the Wye - 1996
Storehouse at Wye - 1996
Both buildings at the Wye - 1996
The Wye - 1996
Engine House at Tahawus at the Wye - 1996
Float Plant - 2003
Sinter Plant - 2003
In January of 2005, Sabre Demolition Corp. was awarded a $2.3 million contract to remove all buildings on the site. Work began in April and included over one half million square feet of concrete and ten thousand tons of steel. A harsh winter forced them to stop for three months but the job was completed in the summer of 2006.