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Transportation Company - Finger Lakes - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Finger Lakes - Railroad
Company Name Finger Lakes
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Category Railroad
Year Founded 1995
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Transportation Company - Finger Lakes - Railroad



Company History: The Finger Lakes Railway is a 1995 spin-off from Conrail with a “T” shaped system running from Syracuse west to Victor and Canandaigua and Geneva south to Penn Yan and Watkins Glen, all in upstate New York. There is also a branch from Geneva to the former Seneca Army Depot, whose freight yard is used by FGLK for contract freight car storage. The track is former New York Central, Pennsylvania, and Lehigh Valley. The connection from Geneva south to Himrod is on trackage rights from Norfolk Southern. Total mileage at that point was 118.

The diesel fleet consisted of ten B23-7’s, one U23B, and a trio of rebuilt GP9’s. The official paint scheme is essentially New York Central’s lightening stripe scheme. A U23B is painted in a Lehigh Valley inspired Cornell Red. These have since been joined by more EMD second generation power. The traffic mix is very diverse including plastics, canned food, clay, grain, forest products, scrap, chemicals, steel, salt, sand, soda ash, paper, potash, fertilizer, beer, utility poles, and aluminum ingots.

In 2007, FGLK bought the connecting shortline Ontario Central from the Livonia Avon & Lakeville. The 13 mile OC connects with FGLK in Shortsville. The Finger Lakes Railway also runs a thriving passenger excursion business under the name Finger Lakes Scenic Railway on both the north-south and east-west lines.

Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2019-11-25 14:20:05. Last edited by Powderman on 2021-12-11 16:47:51

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