A lonely outpost on
May 9, 1962, the Altura station was located at the end of the
8.6-mile branch line from Utica. At the time, neither the depot
nor line had a lengthy future. Service to Altura was discontinued
on May 29, 1962. Walt Dunlap photo.
PDF Copies of CGW Safety News are now available.
This CD contains a complete set of Safety News (January 1955,
Volume 1, Number 1, through June 30, 1968, Volume 14, Final Issue).
Evolving from a two page ditto copy in January 1955, the CGW's
employee newsletter became an eight page multi-color newsletter
by April 1956, a format retained until the final issue. The Safety
News includes excellent photos, historical information, and customer
profiles as well as employee features, political commentary,
and safety musings.
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