Bill Reddy is President of the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad Company Historical Society. He has extensive research material and knowledge of railroading and has written many articles and assisted many other people in their quest to learn about the subject.
The article below was originally published in the Empire State Express of the Buffalo Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in December of 1983. It is most recently published in "The Cannonball", newsletter of the Shawmut Historical Society. It tells a great deal of history of Allegany County Railroads.