Convict Richard Matt has a history of hopping freight trains. In June 1986, Richard Matt climbed a fence to escape from the Erie County Correctional Facility. He had been serving a one-year sentence for assault. According to retired Tonawanda policeman David Bently, Richard Matt evaded police for four days, hopping a freight train to his brother's house in Tonawanda where he was ultimately apprehended.
UPDATE 6/21/2015..ABC News, New York State police say they were actively searching in Allegany County Saturday afternoon in response to a possible sighting of Richard Matt and David Sweat, the two convicted murderers who recently escaped a maximum-security prison, sources told ABC News.
According to police, a witness spotted two men on a railroad line along Route 20 in Friendship, New York, near the Pennsylvania border, on Saturday afternoon.
Did Richard Matt and David Sweat make their way to Plattsburgh NY and hop a train out of the area, what better way to leave the area unseen. As this map shows, New York has freight rail service throughout its length and breadth, including in a great majority of the State's 62 counties and 62 cities. Four major Class I railroads operate within New York - CSX, CN, CP, NS - as well as about 40 smaller roads. Major freight rail facilities are located in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, and New York City while smaller yards and facilities are sprinkled throughout the State in Pllatsburgh NY and Lindley NY. The smaller inset map shows intercity passenger rail service (Amtrak) operates north-south (Montreal-New York City) and east-west (Boston-Buffalo) with the state capital of Albany located at its intersection.
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