On this date: DL & W Railroad comes to Dansville


June 8, 1882

Often called the Lackawanna, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad was completed to Dansville, NY in 1882.  The line that ran both freight and passenger trains, ran along picturesque East hill and continued to Mount Morris, NY.  The following year the line continued on westward to Buffalo, NY 76 miles away.  To the dismay of local business men, the Dansville station was more than a mile up the steep hill (Depot Road).

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