Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You Make The Call Number One

Here are a couple of postcards that have recently been listed on eBay. I have the one marked 'Trolley Bridge Herkimer...', but I don't have the Frankfort shot. I've always meant to pick this card up, but have never gotten around to it. I've only recently noticed something about these cards that I never noticed before. How about you? Take a look and let me know what you think...

This is certainly the former trolley bridge of the Utica and Mohawk Valley Railway that connected Little Falls and Herkimer, New York. In later years it became part of The New York State Railways connecting Little Falls, NY with Rochester, NY. A nice ride up Route 5 West will give you this view due to some of the stone arches remaining. Prior to 1940, the New York Central Chicago Line ran under this structure on it's way to Utica.  After 1940, the line was re-located just South of here and the 4-track main was replaced with a new State Highway, Route 5.

Now, the Utica and Mohawk Valley Railway did go from Little Falls to Herkimer, Mohawk and then Frankfort, but where is THIS location?

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