Everything You Wanted To Know About Railroads Through Syracuse, New York; But Were Afraid To Ask


The New York Central Railroad entered the Carrier Corporation plant on what was still referred to in 1950 as the Syracuse Junction Railroad. The air conditioning unit being loaded was bound for the United Nations building being constructed in 1950.

Incorporated June 9, 1873. The road was built by The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company to take the two freight tracks of its four track system around the city of Syracuse and was opened November 16, 1874. It was leased to The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company April 10, 1875, as a legal formality, and on October 7, 1879, was absorbed under authority of law.
(Photo clipped from an old New York Central Headlight)

The NYC had three lines thru Syracuse:

  1. The original down Water St, then Washington St thru downtown to the 1st station located on West Fayette St. Freight trains…

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