A trolley car transports passengers along the Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway in Victor, N.Y.
Circa 1905.

 

Opening in 1903, the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway was a high-speed, interurban, electric railway. For the fare of a nickel, (approx. $1.25 today), passengers could travel from Rochester to Geneva, stopping along Pittsford, Bushnell's Basin, Fishers, Victor, Mertensia (formerly "West Farmington"), Paddlefords (Farmington area), Canandaigua, Hopewell, Seneca Castle (hamlet of Seneca), Gates, and Pre-emption.


When the New York Central Railroad company took control of the railway in 1905, it ultimately became part of the greater consolidation of many of the local railways, known as the "New York State Railways."
However, due to the ever-growing popularity of the automobile, the R& E Railway experienced a sharp decline in ridership by the end of the 1920's. The service saw its last run on July 31, 1930.

Present-day view is theorized to be along the 16th hole of Victor Hills North Course, click here.

Along the Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway, Victor, N.Y. (COLORIZED)

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