Thursday, September 15, 2011

'Peanut Branch' Timetables





It's interesting to study ancient timetables, particularly those from this region. This one is an employee timetable of the Canandaigua & Niagara Falls Railroad, more familiarly known as the New York Central's "Peanut Branch." It was called it because Dean Richmond, the president, dubbed it a "peanut of a railroad," or so the story goes. (Click mouse on images to enlarge). Richard Palmer collection