Souvenirs of Yesteryear: Railroad triumphs over canal


So what else is new? Railroads put the canal out of business back in the mid 1800s. The Chenango Canal operated from 1837 to 1878. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) Railroad began running between Utica and Sherburne in 1868. The DL&W is now the New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W).

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