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Revision as of 17:46, 16 January 2020

The Rochester and Sodus Bay Railway was an electric interurban railway connecting Rochester, with the shores of Lake Ontario at Sodus Point. The line was leased to the Rochester Railway Company in 1902 and later merged into New York State Railways in 1909. Ridership dropped off in the 1920s, and the railway east of Glen Haven was abandoned in 1929. The remaining local streetcar service ended in 1933.

The railway was also referred to as the "Royal Blue Line" and the "Apple Blossom Line".

History

This section is incomplete.

From 1900 to 1929, the Rochester and Sodus Bay Railroad ran trolleys from Rochester to Sodus Point; a distance of 44 miles. It was known as The Royal Blue Line due to the fact that at first, all the trolley cars were painted a royal blue color. In the month of May it was often referred to as The Apple Blossom Line as many special cars took hundreds of people along the Ridge Road to see and smell the apple blossoms. In 1901, a trip from Rochester to Sodus Point cost $1.32 on the trolley.[1]

All-time roster

This section is incomplete.

Interurbans

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
50-58 Renumbered to 101-109.
71-75 Renumbered to 110-114.
90-93 1899 Jackson & Sharp Passenger & Baggage (4) GE57
101-109 1899 Jackson & Sharp Passenger & Baggage (4) GE57 Rebuilt in 1911 from cars 50-58.
  • 102 is made into funeral car. Extra-wide doors provided to accommodate caskets.
  • 105 rebuilt into plow and scraper.
110-114 1899 Jackson & Sharp Passenger & Baggage (4) GE57 Rebuilt in 1911 from cars 71-75.
115-118 Renumbered to 534, 536, 538, 520.
170-172 Rochester
Railway Company
Rebuilt in 1911.
520, 534, 536, 538 1909 Kuhlman Rebuilt in 1911 from cars 118, 115-117 (in order).

Freight

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes

Work cars

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes

Further reading

  • Rochester & Sodus Bay RY. Co. - The Royal Blue Line, William Gordon, 1952.

Video media

References

  1. Historic Sodus Point, "Trolley", accessed June 20, 2018.