|D.L. & W. railroad station at North Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y|
Thursday, March 31, 2011
By Richard Palmer
The days of railroad development in upstate New York had not quite subsided in 1888 when the Unadilla Valley Railroad was conceived and eventually built between New Berlin and Bridgewater, a distance of 19 miles. Finally completed in 1895, it connected with the New York, Ontario
& Western, on the south, with the Utica branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western to the north.
During its early stages several routes were proposed for the Unadilla Valley line and numerous meetings were held in various communities.
By Richard Palmer - March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Railroads had the habit of applying their own names to certain locations and communities along their lines. Here a Lehigh Valley train rushes along through "Updyke Cut" between Freeville and Dryden, about 1898. In the 1870s the D.L.& W. renamed LaFayette, south of Syracuse, "Onativia," which the last name of one of the members of the Board of Directors. Railroads would also rename a place if the same name existed elsewhere on the railroad.
By Richard Palmer - March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Boston Herald, May 19, 1896
The Lehigh's Black Diamond Express Trains
Yesterday at 12 o'clock the Lehigh's new train, the "Black Diamond Express' drew out from the Jersey City station of the company for its initial trip over the road. At the same time, a similar train started from Buffalo station eastward on its maiden trip. Both trains were heavily laden with passengers.
By Richard Palmer - March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This station, at the north-west corner of East Fifth and Baldwin Streets in Elmira, was built in 1886. View is looking northeast. Most of the structure was torn down about 1938 when service was terminated east of Horseheads.
By Richard Palmer - March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Obtained from the Monogahela Railway in 1974, the two Baldwin RF-16 "Sharks" were part of a preservation project under the guidance of Carl B. Sterzing Jr., Chief Executive of the Delaware and Hudson. This view shows them on the run between Binghamton and Sayre. Along with normal freight duty, they participated in public relations ventures and railfan trips until the end of Mr. Sterzing's tenure. They were later sold to Castolite Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota inn April 1978.
The Evening Times
Sayre, Pa., Tues., May 12, 1959
The Black Diamond Dies
There was only a handful - mostly old-timers and children with their mothers - at the requiem for a regal railroad train yesterday when the Lehigh Valley's Black Diamond Express played its swan song after a few days less than 63 years as one of the nation's great institutions.
The first Black Diamond made its run on May 18, 1906 regal splendor hailed as "The Handsomest Train in the World." Yesterday it died in very different circumstances - practically broke.
Philip Danforth Armour Sr., the famous meat packing magnate, was born in Stockbridge, Madison County, on May 16, 1832. He was t...
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New York Central depot, Camillus Cincinnatus on D.L.& W. Lehigh Valley eastbound passenger train, Lodi
Engineer "Thack" Winnie at the throttle. ...