To Mott’s End in review…
The critter survived
with other lives
But the railroad’s running was through!
Build to ferry tourists
To lake steamers when business flourished…
Slowed railroad wheels,
Lake steamers were not encouraged!
In the end, just one shipper stayed,
Which bought the railroad as laid…
Until it too
Saw business fall through,
In the end, there was no help or aid!
The Skaneateles Railroad was a New York state short line, which lasted into the early 1970’s, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The rail line was abandoned and track removed. —J.E.C..