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The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway

 
 
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
1. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
Inscription. New York, Ontario, & Western Station circa 1900. The passenger and freight office for the New York, Ontario, & Western Railroad, which was located on the corner of East Bridge Street and 3rd Streets. The train seen here, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad's engine #999, reportedly one of their faster locomotives, prepares to cross Bridge Street, continue through the tunnel, across the trestle, and on to its depot on West Utica Street.
 
Location. 43° 27.501′ N, 76° 30.348′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and East Bridge Street, on the left when traveling north on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in the downtown area of Oswego, on the east side of the Oswego River, on the old O & W railroad right-of-way. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The O&W Railroad (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway (approx. 0.2 miles away); War for Empire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaway Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fur Trade
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
2. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
A close-up view of the picture and the text of the marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); People of the River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Shipping (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oswego Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
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The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
3. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph, showing the #999 engine in downtown Oswego.
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
4. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
View of the marker looking north along the old O & W railroad right-of-way.
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
5. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
Another view of the marker from a different angle.
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
6. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
View, looking south of the marker, of the old O & W railroad right-of-way leading right to the old tunnel.
The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
7. The O & W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway Marker
Another closer view, looking south of the marker, right down the old O & W railroad right-of-way and directly into to the old tunnel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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