Souvenirs of Yesteryear: Railroad triumphs over canal

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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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