and White Photograph
The photograph shows the telegraph
building that once stood along the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks
in the Deep Cut. The Deep Cut was originally dug for the Genesee Valley Canal, but later was used
by the railroad. The bridge in the distance carried Short Tract
Road over the cut. The telegraph "shack" was located
at Mile Post 53 and was near where William Road crosses the Genesee
Valley Greenway today. The remains the of the building were still
visible in the 1940s.
The Deep Cut is located to
the east of the main Park, and runs near route 436. After the
railroad closed in the 1960s, the right of way was purchased
by the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation who later transferred
it to the State. It is now part of the Greenway trail system.
This photograph, and several
that appear in a Pieces of the Past
page was donated by Jim Gelser. Thanks Jim!