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Hojack Line

In the early 1870's, the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad had been built from Oswego all the way along the shore of Lake Ontario to the Niagara River (Suspension Bridge). The Lake Ontario Shore wasn't able to make the grade and was sold to the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg in 1875 at a court sale for a bargain basement price. The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg became a part of the New York Central in 1891. As late as the mid-1950's, most of the RW&O was still in service.