Rochester and Syracuse Railroad

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Rochester and Syracuse Railroad
LocaleRochester, New York to Syracuse, New York
Dates of operation1850–1853
SuccessorNew York Central Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Rochester and Syracuse Railroad was incorporated on August 1, 1850. The Auburn and Rochester Railroad Company was incorporated May 13, 1836, and opened in August 1841. The Auburn and Syracuse Railroad Company was incorporated May 1, 1834, and opened in June 1838. Both railroads combined on August 1, 1850, and the consolidated company constructed the Direct Railway between Syracuse and Rochester.[1]

New York Central railroad[edit]

The rail was consolidated into The New York Central Railroad Company under the act of 1853.[2]


  1. ^ Van Deusen, Mary S. "Rochester and Syracuse Railroad". InterMedia Enterprises, 2003. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Agreement. New York Central Railroad, 1853, pg.28. Retrieved February 13, 2011.