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American Railroad Scene.jpg
The subtitle to this Currier & Ives print says a lot: "lightning express trains leaving the junction." At this time, the town of Hornellsville (now known as Hornell) was the dinner stop for an overnight express train between Buffalo and New York…

Genesee River@3x.jpg
Wide-angle panorama of looks west where the Erie Canal crosses the aqueduct at present-day Broad Street. Its course points toward the tower of Rochester's city hall. Directly across the Genesee we see factory of Cluett Peabody & Co., manufacturer of…

Erie-Lackawana Bridge 1972.jpg
Beginning June 22, 1972 slow-moving Hurricane Agnes made landfall in New York state and by the next day had deluged Southern Tier communities with heavy rains. Major rivers like the Allegheny, Genesee, and Susquehanna were many feet above flood…

Genesee Falls front.jpg
Postcard view of waterfall in the town that is seat of government in Allegany County. Originally named Philipsville, its population grew rapidly following construction of an Erie Railroad line--pictured at left--in 1850. As of 1860 there were two…

Five Arch front.jpg
200-foot stone viaduct was constructed by the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad sometime around 1856-57, crossing the outlet of Conesus Lake not far from where that creek joins the Genesee River. By 1859 the planned rail line between Mt. Morris…

John Ball.jpg
Number 45 on the Burleigh map, the firm alongside the Erie Railroad dates to 1892 when John Ball (1855-1936) formed a partnership with his younger brother Thomas--who had been a principal in the firm of Ball & Donahue. Eventually their facility came…

Caledonia Timetable 1878.jpg
Number 9 on the Burleigh map, the Erie Railroad was one of four different lines passing through or near by the town of Caledonia. At the time of Burleigh's panoramic map (1892) the railroad was in dire financial straights and by the next year would…

Portage-Bridge-1.jpg
Hand-colored postcard shows the iconic iron viaduct built in 1875 after a fire destroyed the original wooden bridge earlier that year.

Genesee Gorge Series: No. 23

Middle-Falls-1.jpg
Focal point of Glen Iris area features Erie Canal viaduct in background. Photograph is notable for the Middle Falls Overlook, visible at the right side of falls, indicating a date prior to 1915.

Genesee Gorge Series: No. 11

Inspiration-Point-1.jpg
Hand-colored postcard shows Genesee River Gorge from Inspiration Point, also featuring at left the Genesee Valley Canal and in the distance the Erie Railroad's Portage viaduct.

Genesee Gorge Series No. 19
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