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Riding the Rails

The first passenger train in 40 years traverses the North Country. Todd Moe went along for the ride. Listen to story. (6:00)

Right: Hundreds watch as the train arrives in Canton.


The Susquehanna—one of the lead engines on the excursion train that traversed St. Lawrence County.

Passengers in a first-class car settle into their seats.

At a top speed of 40 mph, the train passes the historic Potsdam rail depot—now a restaurant.
Todd Moe chats with Jack Wickum, a member of the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Wickum was one of about a dozen volunteers who served as tour guides during the recent excursion train from Syracuse to Massena. Listen to Interview (1:58)

Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society website