New York

Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) [Penn Central]
Charlotte, New York
September 7, 1975

The New York Central's former Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg line along Lake Ontario and down to Rochester, New York, also known as the "Hojack Line," gained a certain notoriety during the Penn Central years due to a photograph of a way freight working it's way through the underbrush describing it as the "jungle patrol." As this photo of the RW&O line east of Charlotte, New York shows, at least some brush cutting seems to have been done but it wasn't exactly a well-maintained line. However, the shiny rails show that it still carried traffic at this time.

This page posted 2/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.