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Photo of New York Ontario & Western Zig-Zag Grade
New York Ontario & Western Zig-Zag Grade

This the grade of the NY&OW Zig Zag grade near Merrickville, NY.

The Northfield tunnel was opened in 1892 and this grade was abandoned.

It consisted of 3 switchbacks.

The Zig Zag grade swings to the left of this shed built on the former right of way.

Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 31, 2013.
Added to the photo archive by Chris Bigham, November 28, 2013.
Railroad: New York Ontario and Western.

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