Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Hojack" Abandonment List

List of Abandonments of New York Central "Hojack" Lines
(Alias, Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad)


Lewiston Branch

Suspension Bridge
0 - Abandoned 1950
Lewiston
5.38*
Lewiston-Lewiston Jct.
3.60- Abandoned 1895
*(former connection with Lewiston & Youngstown Frontier RR)

“Ontario Secondary”
MILEPOSTS FROM BUFFALO
Buffalo NYC Terminal
0
Niagara Falls
25.07
Suspension Bridge
26.90
Model City
34.29
Ransomville
39.95
Elberta
42.54
Wilson
42.65
Slash Road
47.05
Beebe Road
49.04
Burt
51.59
Appleton
54.80
West Somerset
57.13
Barker
59.74
Millers
64.05
Lydonville
68.08
Ashwood
72.04
Waterport
75.17
Carlton
78.10
Brice
80.72
West Kendall
83.82
Kendall
85.74
Morton
88.04
Hamlin
92.16
Walker
95.14

Collamer
97.47
Hilton
98.57
Greece
101.83
Charlotte
108.48
Barnard
111.36
Otis
114.89
Rochester
117.85


MILEPOSTS FROM
ROCHESTER TERM.
Windsor Beach
10.59
Sea Breeze
13.36
Forest Lawn
15.49
Webster
19.99
Union Hill
22.86
Fruitland
24.68
Ontario
27.47
Williamson
32.30
East Williamson
34.49
Sodus
38.51
Wallington
41.50
Alton
43.43
North Rose
48.54
Wolcott
53.16
Red Creek
58.92
Sterling
63.63
Crocketts
66.84
Hannibal
69.38
Metcalf
72.06
Furniss
74.95
Oswego
79.47


Oswego to Hannibal abandoned 1978, now hiking trail.
Hannibal to Red Creek (Conrail) 1980 (OMID had been designated operator).
Hannibal to Webster sold to Ontario Midland, Oct. 15, 1979.
Webster to Windsor Beach abandoned 1978 Charlotte to Barker abandoned 1978 Barker to Suspension Bridge 1979
(Portion from Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls to “Riverview” north of Niagara
    University campus dismantled in the late 1960s by Penn-Central.
    Had not been used since construction of Niagara Power Project)
Rochester to Windsor Beach abandoned 1978
Through passenger service, Oswego to Rochester and Suspension Bridge,
    discontinued Feb. 2, 1935
Passenger service discontinued, Oswego to Pulaski, Sept. 25, 1947

Cape Vincent Branch
C. Vincent - now marina
0
Rosiere
4.38
Three Mile Bay
7.72
Chaumont
11.16
Limerick
16.04
Dexter Junction
17.9
Brownville
19.86
Main St., Watertown
23.31
C. V.
C. V. Wye
22.89
Coffeen St.
24.06
Watertown Station
24.68

Limerick to Cape Vincent Abandoned 1952
Watertown to Limerick Abandoned 1976
Passenger service discontinued March 14, 1936

Sackets Harbor Branch
Sackets Harbor
0
Chamberlain’s
2.00
Camp’s Mills
3.39
Alverson’s
5.62
Green’s Corners
6.13
East Hounsfield
7.51
Watertown Junction
11.04

Abandoned 1949.
Passenger service discontinued Sept. 30, 1934.

Utica Branch

Lyons Falls
0
Glenfield
6.65
Martinsburg
10.18
Lowville
13.94
Abandoned 1964
Passenger service, Utica to Massena, discontinued May 21, 1961 (RDC)
Watertown Passenger Train Cutoff

Watertown
0
Pamelia
5.39
Calcium
8.18
Roots
8.68
Abandoned 1963
Carthage Branch
Mileposts from Sackets Harbor

Watertown
12.00

Black River
18.45
Felts Mills
20.66
Great Bend
22.91
Carthage
29.68

Watertown - Great Bend abandoned 1967
Great Bend- Carthage abandoned 1970
Trackage in Watertown, Abandoned 1970
Passenger service, Utica to Watertown, this route, abandoned Nov. 3, 1958 (RDC)
Carthage & Adirondack Branch

Newton Falls - Clifton Mines
10.04     1955

Passenger service, Carthage to Newton Falls, discontinued June 7, 1942
Clayton Branch

Clayton
0
LaFargeville
8.77
Orleans Corners
5.55
Strough’s
12.17
Rivergate
15.88
Shurtleff
17.75
Philadelphia
21.7
Abandoned 1973 Passenger service discontinued April 29, 1951

Ogdensburg Branch

Ogdensburg
0
Shipyard
0.84
Terrace Park
9.52
Morristown
10.67
Brier Hill
16.8
Hammond
21.43
Oakvale
25.49
Redwood
33.19
Theresa

39.32
Rivergate
41.82

Ogdensburg Branch (2)

Dekalb Junction
0
Rensselaer Falls
6.73
Heuvelton
11.77
Ogdensburg
18.91


Abandoned 1979
Passenger service discontinued Oct. 28, 1956
Abandoned 1962
Passenger service discontinued Nov. 9, 1958, Utica to Ogdensburg
Canadian Pacific car and passenger transfer - Ogdensburg to Prescott, Ont., abandoned 1971

Gouverneur & Oswegatchie Branch


Gouverneur Jct.
0
Hailesboro
3.26
York
5.94
Emeryville
7.72
Hyatt
10.37
Talcville
11.32
Edwards
13.82


Abandoned Emeryville - Edwards Jan. 1, 1978
Passenger service discontinued June 26, 1932

Syracuse Northern

Pulaski-Lacona
7.09 miles
Abandoned 1878


Miscellaneous Notes
Antwerp to Jefferson Iron Mine 2 miles Abandoned pre-1900
The Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern operates from Carthage to Lowville (17.2 miles); Carthage to Newton Falls, 45.7 miles (out of service, 1996, up for abandonment); Utica to Lyons Falls, 45 miles; also trackage and rights at Utica and Rome. All remaining portions of the St. Lawrence Division formerly operated by Conrail were transferred to CSX in 1999.

Additional Abandonments Which Had Been Omitted in Above List
        Column at right represents Milepost numbers

Abandonments: New York Central St. Lawrence Division ("Hojack")
Rome
      
    Humaston
6.50
Taberg
 10.60
McConnellsville
13.18
Camden
17.91
West Camden
22.80
Williamstown
27.65
Kasoag
30.80
Altmar

36.50
Richland
41.30


Abandonments:
Camden - Richland 1957
Camden - McConnellsville 1977
Rome - McConnellsville 1982
Passenger service discontinued Oct. 28, 1956, Utica to Philadelphia, via Richland.


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