The start of the Line, Little Falls, New York

The right-of-way for the Utica and Mohawk Valley between Herkimer and Little Falls.


The Village of Little Falls was quite the hopping place in the early 1900's.  A connection with Utica and beyond, plus 3 railroads and the Erie Canal made it a hub of transportation.  An original stop on The Utica And Schenectady Railroad, this village was the highest producer of cheese in the country.


A plan to connect Little Falls with the East fell through in the early 1900's.  The Little Falls And Johnstown Railroad, which was planned and graded in places never was built.  Several Land owners went to court over the sale of their land and by the time the dust settled, the owners of the line threw in the towel.  This was one of those plans to connect all the trolley lines in the Mohawk Valley, but eventually fell through.