Rhode Island Postal History - Railroad Cancels (RPO)
1914 Syracuse & Rochester Line
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The Auburn and Syracuse Railroad was incorporated on May 1, 1834 and the railroad began operations in 1838.

Work on the Auburn & Rochester commenced in 1836 and the railroad line was completed in 1841. It ran from Auburn, New York through Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Geneva, Phelps, Manchester, Canandaigua, and Victor to Rochester.

The Syracuse and Rochester Railroad was formed in 1850 from the Auburn & Rochester and Auburn & Syracuse Railroads. In 1853 all of the roads between Albany and Buffalo were again consolidated to form the New York Central Railroad.

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