Saturday, March 10, 2018

Grasse River Railroad No. 43


One of the most interesting shortlines in upstate New York was the Grasse River Railroad that ran from Childwold on the New York Central's Adirondack Division, from about 1914 until the early 1950s. It had a fascinating array of motive power and rolling stock purchased second had from Class 1 railroads and other shortlines. Some it wound up at the Rail City Museum at Sandy Pond, N.Y.

New York & Oswego Midland Railroad Depot at Oriskany Falls, 1870s

Photo taken between 1876 and 1882 shows a train with a DL&W engine at a time when the Utica, Clinton & Binghamton division of t...