Utica to Snow Junction

This surplus Conrail trackage was built as part of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg, and was a New York Central branch line for many years. It runs through scenic woods and fields, with some crossing of rivers and lakes on the way.

The single track line departs the north side of Utica Union Station, headed west-northwest, with its yard just east of the station area, past the locomotive shops in the 'vee' between the MA&N and the Conrail (former NYC) Albany Line, and almost immediately turn just east of due north, then curvily west-northwest past Marcy, turning northeast along the east side of the Mohawk River, past Stittville and Holland Patent, and then leaving the river behind, turning east-northeast to Barneveld, and north and then northeast to Remsen, where the line from Herkimer once trailed in on the east side, the depot is on the west side of the line, and Snow Junction, where the line owned by the Adirondack Scenic departs on the east side as the MA&N turns north.