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In Years Past

May 16, 2014

In 1914, good progress was being made in the work of electrifying the Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern railway running along the northern shore of Chautauqua Lake from Jamestown to Mayville and thence over the hills to Westfield. The poles had been set and the wiring completed much of the distance. Friday afternoon, President A. N. Broadhead and General Manager George E. Maltby enjoyed the first ride in a passenger car from Jamestown to Bemus Point although work cars had been in operation over this part of the road for several days.



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