Picture of the Past

Photo Submitted from the McKnight collection.Enlarging the New York Central turntable in Malone, NY.,from 80 feet to 100 feet in July of 1913.

In 1850 the Northern RR came through. This turned into the Rutland RR some years later and that’s what it was when it closed in 1961. The rails were lifted in ‘65.

The New York Central was built in 1892 as the Adirondack & St. Lawrence RR. The NY Central bought this about 9 months after it was completed up here. This lasted until 1980.

This town was a huge RR town. Locomotive shops, car building shops, oil and coal terminals, turntables, all sorts of things you’d see in a big city operation.

The two line crossed at a diamond in our junction area but could easily interchange as required.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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