|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.