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Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway

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Dates of operation  1871–1889
Headquarters  New York, New York
Locale  Woodard, north of Syracuse, New York to Fulton, New York
Track gauge  4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railroad was chartered on November 29, 1871, and had a route from Woodard, located north of Syracuse, New York, to Fulton, New York, a distance of 17.11 miles (27.54 km). They merged with the Syracuse Northwestern Railroad on June 10, 1875, and incorporated as Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway on February 16, 1885.

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In 1889, the railroad line merged with Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad until 1913, when the company became part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad which was renamed to New York Central Railroad in 1914.

History

The Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railroad was incorporated November 29, 1871, and ran from Woodard, located north of Syracuse, New York to Fulton, New York, a distance of 17.11 miles (27.54 km).

Syracuse Northwestern railroad

The Syracuse Northwestern Railroad Company was chartered on September 19, 1874, to build from Woodard to Haymarket Square in Syracuse. The road consolidated under the Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railroad on June 10, 1875.

Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railroad was sold under a judgement of the New York Supreme Court on January 31, 1885, and reorganized without change of name on February 16, 1885, under Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway. The road opened on September 7, 1885, and leased to the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad (RW&ORR) on December 8, 1885.

Fulton and Oswego Railroad

The Fulton and Oswego Railroad was chartered on December 18, 1885, to build an extension of the Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway to a point on the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad (RW&ORR) in Oswego, New York.

The road was completed to Fulton, New York, in January 1886, and leased to the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad (RW&ORR) on March 6, 1886. The road consolidated with the Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway Company on April 22, 1886.

Company management

By December 1888, Charles Parsons was president and J. A. Lawyer was secretary and treasurer. The corporate office was located at 96 Broadway in New York City.

Total capital stock was $516,000 with funded debt on a first mortgage in 30-year bonds due February 16, 1915.

By 1908, the company was a division of Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad. Louis Bluestone was depot ticket agent and J. C. Ewers was the freight agent. The City Ticket Office was located in University Block.

New York Central railroad

In 1889, the railroad line merged with Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad until 1913, when the company became part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad which was renamed to New York Central Railroad in 1914.

References

Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway Wikipedia


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