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Southward View The Great Gorge Route Marker image, Touch for more information
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
Southward View The Great Gorge Route Marker
New York (Niagara County), Niagara Falls — The Great Gorge Route The Most Scenic Ride
The Great Gorge Route (1895-1935) once offered spectacular trolley rides through the Niagara Gorge. Initially, the route ran from Niagara Falls to Lewiston, NY. After the Lewiston-Queenston Suspension Bridge opened in 1899, however, the line . . . — Map (db m75312) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Falls Park and River Railway
The Niagara River Recreation Trail at this point is laid along the former double-track roadbed of the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway. From 1892 to 1932, before there was an auto route along the gorge, this electric railway carried millions of . . . — Map (db m79520) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse
The Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse, built on this site in 1892, was the first hydraulic powerhouse to use water from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It generated 2100 hp of direct current electricity for the electric . . . — Map (db m66409) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge
The cut stone markers are the ends of a buried steel trestle that carried the tracks of the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway. It spanned the ravine created by Bowmans Creek which eroded the soft glacial debris of the buried gorge of a . . . — Map (db m79563) HM

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