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Transportation Company - Arcade & Attica - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Arcade & Attica - Railroad
Company Name Arcade & Attica
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1917
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Transportation Company - Arcade & Attica - Railroad



Company History: This company was established in 1917 to take over a previous line that had fallen on hard times. ARA linked Arcade with Attica, New York, a distance of 28 miles. These two towns (the latter of which is the home to the famous prison) are about 35 miles east of Buffalo. In 1957, terrible washouts caused the ARA to abandon the northern (Attica) half of the railroad. The line now ends at North Java. The town of Attica did not lose rail service since it was also served by the Erie. In 1962, Arcade & Attica began running tourist trains in addition to their freight service. During the '60s, ARA experienced a busy period for freight when Borden opened a plant making Cremora in Arcade. Sadly, the plant closed in 1970. Today, ARA operates freights 3 days per week all year, and tourist trains on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May through October.

Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-12 12:26:03. Last edited by gdm on 2018-12-27 17:49:42

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