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pontiac59
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Rochester Syracue & Eastern
 
« on: Apr 19th, 2002, 9:07am »
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Anyone have a source for info on this line?  such as: a map, dates of opening and abandonment, etc.
 
There are some remnants of a ROW near me that I believe must be from this road, but they aim in some odd directions so I'm trying to figure out just where it went...  have ruled out all the steam roads, also.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 30th, 2002, 6:23am »
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Bill...
 
I have a copy of 'The Electric Interurban Railways in America'. There is a brief history of this line in one of the sections...send me an e-mail and I'll reply with a scan of the page.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 17th, 2009, 6:01pm »
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on Apr 19th, 2002, 9:07am, pontiac59 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Anyone have a source for info on this line?  such as: a map, dates of opening and abandonment, etc.
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Bill

Found a writeup on the trail along the Erie Canal east of Rochester.
http://www.footprintpress.com/Rochester/perintonHikeBikeway.htm
 
There's a photo of a remaining RS&E station in Fairport in the Existing Stations website.  You'd have to select a view of Monroe County stations, then slide to the bottom of the listing by railroads to find the RS&E.
http://ny.existingstations.com/
 
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There is a section in the book by William Reed Gordon - "When Rochester Rode by Rail, Vol.2."  The photos include the RS&E at Erie RR Court St station.  There is a listing of stations and a couple maps.
Should have looked before I mentioned NYS Railways; I didn't realize the RS&E was part of the Beebe syndicate.  
 
I volunteered for several years at the NY Museum of Transportation in Rush, NY, and learned a bit about western NY interurbans.  There were four lines serving Rochester that accessed downtown, a couple which used the Rochester subway.  There was a turnaround for them on the west side of downtown near Broad St and the former NYC mainline.


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