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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

VoicesGlen_0004 (1).jpg
Illustration from anthology of poems entitled "Voices of the Glen" shows William P. Letchworth's Glen Iris estate with Upper Falls and Erie railroad viaduct in background

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…

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

Erie RR Diagram--small.jpg
According to its caption, "Representing a plan of organization exhibiting the division of administrative duties, and showing the number and class of [employees], engaged in each department."

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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