Monday, August 22, 2011

The railroad that never was



Portion of the abandoned grade of the Brookfield Railroad. Photo by Russ Nelson


          


Remembering the Brookfield Railroad
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.