Hojack rumbles across the trestle over the Oak Orchard River

Posted 21 October 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

WATERPORT – This picture was taken on Sept. 17, 1950. It shows a National Railway Historical Society special touring train crossing over the Oak Orchard River trestle in Waterport.

This event was headed by the NRHS Rochester Chapter. The train was destined for Niagara Falls on the “Hojack.”

Our photo was taken from a high cliff above the waterfalls looking in a northeast direction. The cars are being pulled by two steam engines numbered 1286 and 1280.