County Archives Come Out into the Light

(Wampsville, NY) Madison County celebrated its annual Archives Day Oct. 10; the focus this year celebrated Madison County Railroads.

Items on display included railroad bonds, maps, corporations and court cases involving railroads.

Featured speakers included Dick Palmer of Syracuse, who spoke about Frank Cargill (the last station master of the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Cazenovia […]

John Taibi to present the Adirondack Railroad

The photo shown was taken by Bob Morgan from a train at Brandreth on the Adirondack Division line. Railroad guru John Taibi will present a program on the Adirondack Railroad at the Oneida library Nov, 15.

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 2012) Railroad historian John Taibi presents a new program on local […]

Archives Day Celebrates Madison County Railroads

(Wampsville, NY – Oct. 2012) On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Madison County will celebrate Archives Month once again by hosting their annual Archives Day in Building No. 4 (DMV Building), 138 N. Court St., Wampsville.

This year’s event will celebrate Madison County Railroads. Items on display will include railroad bonds, […]

Rail Expert Taibi to Speak

Madison Historical Society news

(Madison, NY – Sept. 2012) John Taibi, local author and researcher on railroads in New York State will be the speaker at the Town of Madison Historical Society meeting Monday, Sept. 17, at the Madison Historical Building on South Street, Madison, at 7 p.m. The title of his presentation is “John […]

‘Roads, Rivers and Rails’ Taibi Book Signing Planned


John Taibi, a local train buff and author, will celebrate the days of the Delaware & Hudson’s Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail during a book talk and signing event at Hamilton Public Library Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. The title of his newest release is “Roads, Rivers, and Rails.”

Hamilton Public Library News


Syracuse and Chenango Valley Railroad Presentation Planned

(Cazenovia, NY – April 2012) What did this Cazenovia railroad look like and how has the abandoned line been used and grown back? Local railroad historians and authors John Taibi and Jim Georges will lead an interpretive walk of the history of the Cazenovia station and turntable for the Syracuse and Chenango Valley Railroad Saturday […]

‘Oneida’s Third Rail’ Back by Popular Demand


When the Oneida Railway Co. electrified its rapid-transit system in 1907, Oneida residents could travel comfortably and swiftly from downtown Oneida to Syracuse or Utica with only one transfer, as shown here circa 1910. (Photo courtesy of the Madison County Historical Society)

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2012) Back by […]