Proposed Rochester Belt Line

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nydepot
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Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by nydepot » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:45 pm

with hourly passenger traffic:
Rochester Belt Line Planned.pdf
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BR&P
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Re: Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by BR&P » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Is the year missing, or am I looking right at it and not seeing it?

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Re: Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by NYCRRson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:28 pm

Well, it refers to the "Chamber of Commerce" (Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1955 (per their website)).

And it refers to a meeting on Friday the 18th of November. It just so happens that 11/18/1955 was a Friday.

So maybe 1955 ?

Or some other year with a Friday the 18th of November, should occur every six years ?

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Re: Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by nydepot » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:29 pm

It got cut off.

12/7/1904 D&C

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Re: Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by BR&P » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 pm

I was going to say, it mentions the BR&P which was LONG gone by 1955.

That would have been quite the routing had it been implemented. No mention of how a passenger's fare would have been divided between 2, 3 or 4 railroads.

Many years ago, in the Rochester NRHS bulletin I believe, the late Henry Pape authored a whimsical story about an entirely fictitious local railroad, the WANDA line. I don't recall the exact names but it was something along the lines of Webster, Arcade, Naples, Dansville and Avon. I may not have ANY of those correct but you get the idea. The routing mentioned in the OP is so far-fetched, perhaps it was the inspiration for Henry's yarn! :P
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Re: Proposed Rochester Belt Line

Post by pumpers » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 am

The first line says "steam road". So right away you know it's not 1955!

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