Gravity makes trains sad. On some mountainsides, a train simply couldn’t get the speed or power needed to make it up the side. In the Ashley area, three huge planes (as in inclined plane, not airplane) were built to get freight cars up the mountain. Small cars, or barneys, would push the freight cars from plane to plane.
Along Rt. 309 is a trail that leads to one of the plane sites and the ruins of its powerhouse.