Rail line dates back to the early 1850's. In fact on May 14th, 1851, the first through-train from Piermont-on-Hundson to Dunkirk, NY was run. Carried U.S. Senators, President Millard Fillmore, and the Famous statesman, Daniel Webster.
The line later became part of the giant Erie Railroad and was eventually part of the Conrail system. Today, our railroad is called the "New York & Lake Erie" a short line railroad which was formed in 1978.
It Extends over less than 50 miles of the former rail line. Like many of the short line railroads that were formed in the 70's and 80's, we served as a carrier of freight for the businesses along out line and, additionally provided many passenger excursions over the period of 40 years.