Bemus Point in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Bemus Point Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 42° 9.861′ N, 79° 23.359′ W. Marker is in Bemus Point, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is on Center Street (New York State Route 430) 0.1 miles north of Grove Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bemus Point NY 14712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bemus Point Library (a few steps from this marker); Bemus Point Hotels (approx. half a mile away); Bemus Point - Stow Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); New York State Fish Hatchery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Land Around Us (approx. 2.9 miles away); Farming and Industrial Development (approx. 2.9 miles away); What Does "Chautauqua" Mean? (approx. 3 miles away); Transportation (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bemus Point.
1. Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern Railroad
The J.W. & N.W. railroad was a 32½ mile electric interurban that ran on the east side of Chautauqua Lake from Westfield through Mayville at the north end of the lake to Jamestown at the south end. It dubbed itself the “Chautauqua Lake Route.” It had station stops (south to north) at Jamestown, Fairmont Avenue, Colburns, Phillips Mills, Bemus Point, Maple Springs, Dewittville, Pt. Chautauqua, Hartfield, Mayville and Westfield. In addition to passenger service, the line pulled freight cars to and from interconnections with the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The December 1925 Official Guide of the Railways has its timetable on page 1182. It lists 14 cars a day in each direction stopping at this Bemus Point station. Each run from the line's two endpoints took about an hour and fifteen minutes. The first stop of the day was the Jamestown-Bemus Point-Jamestown run that turned around at this station at 6:05 AM. The second was the Westfield to Jamestown run at 7:12 AM. The first train to Westfield stopped here at 7:42 AM. The last runs of the day were the 11:53 PM run to Westfield and the 44 minutes after midnight run to Jamestown.
Passengers could change to New York Central trains in Westfield
— Submitted February 11, 2023, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on February 11, 2023, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.