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This real photo postcard shows the railroad bridge which once carried trains across the Keshequa just west of State Street. This was the line known as the "Swain's Branch" , officially the Rochester, Nunda, and Pennsylvania Railroad which provided a link from the Erie Railroad in the Canaseraga Valley to the village. This line opened in 1874. Later it became part of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, and connected with the "Pennsy" northeast of the village.

The trestle and the bridge across the creek is gone, though it is possible to trace its route behind the modern Nunda post office and Nunda Lumber Yard. This photograph was taken looking west. Modern Kiwanis fields would be beyond the tracks.

Our thanks to Karen Gibson Strang for the sending us a scan of this photograph.


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