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Bath & Hammondsport
The nine mile shortline Bath and Hammondsport Railroad Company is located in the Fingerlakes Region of New York State (south of Rochester, NY and west of Elmira, NY). The railroad was built in 1871-1872 and the first train operated in the summer of 1874. Besides a lucrative passenger service its profits came from serving the many vineyards and wineries in the Hammondsport region.
U. S. Arland, T.A. Morey and Stanely Groman, MD., inspect No. 11 at the B&H storage shed in Hammondsport, NY in April, 1955. The script above the "11" on the locomotive reads "The Champagne Trail" owing to the vineyards and wineries the locomotive served. [Photo by Doreen Groman, RCHM Photo Collection]
"The first steam-operating railroad museum in the U.S.A."