Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
In its early years. much of the growth of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in New York, also known simply as "The Lackawanna", was focused in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The first of the Lackawanna's predecessor railroads in New York was the the Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad which was built between Owego and Ithaca in 1834.
In 1869 the Lackawanna bought the Syracuse, Binghamton and New York Railroad and leased the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad. The following year the Lackawanna leased the Utica, Chenango and Susquehanna Valley and the Greene Railroad. This gave the Lackawanna access to Lake Ontario at Oswego as well as cities of Syracuse, Utica, and Binghamton.
In 1880 the New York, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was incorporated to build a line from Binghamton to Buffalo. The line was completed and the company was leased to the DL&W in 1882.
Lines and Stations
- Main Line - Binghamton to Buffalo
- Syracuse Branch
- Utica Branch
- Richfield Springs Branch
- Ithaca Branch
- Cincinnatus Branch
- 1854 Annual Report
- 1855 Annual Report
- 1856 Annual Report
- 1857 Annual Report
- 1858 Annual Report
- 1859 Annual Report
- 1860 Annual Report
- 1861 Annual Report
- 1862 Annual Report
- July 2, 1853 - Locomotive Trial Trip
- October 14, 1869 - Through to Norwich
- April-May 1874 - Changing the DL&W Utica Branch to Wide Gauge
- December 1875-March 1876 - Standard Gauging the DL&W Main Line
- May 1876 - Standard Gauging the DL&W
- May 29, 1876 - Narrow Gauge of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
- June 2, 1876 - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Change of Gauge
- January 30, 1989 - Thing of the Past, Narrow Gauge Railroads of the Oil Country
- May 9, 1942 - Lackawanna Raises Tracks Above Streets in Syracuse, N.Y.
- Erie Lackawanna Historical Society. http://erielackhs.org/Lackawanna/LACKHOME.html
- Wikipedia. "Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware,_Lackawanna_&_Western_Railroad