Age of Iron Horses

Age of Iron Horses (HM1M9E)

Location: Oswego, NY 13126 Oswego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 27.324', W 76° 30.411'

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The Railroad Arrives

The railroad overtook the river and canal as the major mode of transport to and from the interior. The river banks and waterfront were dominated by tracks, bridges, and coal trestles. Coal, grain, lumber, and people now moved through the city by rail, but the harbor was still the place where passengers and freight were transferred to lake vessels.

People and Cargo
An engine pulls up to the O & W passenger station.
Ships docked at the coal pier where coal is loaded into ships from rail cars.

A Direct Connection
The New York, Ontario, and Western Railroad connected New York City with Oswego, and the trestle allowed a connection to the rail system that continued to the west.

The Trestle and Tunnel
The trestle and tunnel that you can see on the other side of the road are still working to connect east with west, now for pedestrians.

The railroad was an important means of transport for passengers as well as freight. People could not only travel from New York to Oswego, but they could also board a steamer for the lake and St. Lawrence River resorts.
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HM NumberHM1M9E
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Placed BySeaway Trail, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees43.45540000, -76.50685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.324', W 76° 30.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 19.44" N, 76° 30' 24.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152 1st St, Oswego NY 13126, US
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