‘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 […]

Animals, Kids and the Oneida Railway


No. 522 stops at the Lenox Avenue Depot of the Oneida Railway Co., a spur of the West Shore electrified third rail connecting Utica with Syracuse. (Photo courtesy of John Taibi)

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2012) School-aged children can learn nature’s way of coping with the harsh Upstate winters […]