Connection: NYC Lake Clear Jct.  

    Paul Smith had a hotel and power company located in the heart of The Adirondacks. To get his guests to his hotel with ease and comfort, he built an electric railroad connecting To The New York Central Railroad at Lake Clear Junction and his Hotel, two miles away!

Lake Clear Junction Station.  The interchange with the Paul Smith's Electric Railroad.  Notice the overhead wire for his trolley on the right. (Tim Mayers Collection)

    Same view, probably earlier than the image above.  Now we see Paul Smith's trolley at the Lake Clear     Station, but also some New York Central power.  One for Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and the other for Malone and points North into Canada.  (Tim Mayers Collection)

Paul Smith's Combo loco with a passenger coach

Lake Clear Junction on the Mohawk And Malone Railroad (New York Central's Adirondack Branch)


Paul Smith's Steam loco used for maintenance and building the line.

A conductor and motor-man posing with their car.

Paul's Smith's combo car and inspection car.


End of the line.  This car would waste away in the woods until it was removed in the 1960's.

This lot full of autos is what ultimately doomed the trolley.