Orange Line

In the early 1900's the "Orange Limited Line" trolley, a private, high-speed, electric interurban (electric radial railway) served the communities between genesee valley and Canandaigua, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes.  The trolley made several stops on it's trip to Canandaigua; including the Hamlet of Bushnell's Basin.  For the area, the Orange Line helped transform the Basin; providing a means of communicating with the real world and more efficient transportation to the surrounding communities.

Today the Orange Line is gone but you can still see the remnants of the old interurban by visiting the NY State Transportation Museum in Rush, NY.  See the Basin train station which once occupied the Binder Building, in Bushnell's Basin or the cement bridge supports beside the Erie Canal just behind Richardson's Canal House.

Date: 
1900