Transcribed by Crist Middaugh

Alleg. County Reporter, November 29, 1883


Angelica Now Boasts of a Standard Gauge Railroad

The following from the last Angelica Republican tells the new and pleasant railroad tale:

After a delay longer than expected, the work of broadening our Narrow Gauge from Angelica northward to Swains, was completed Thursday of this week, and the first broad gauge train ever in Angelica arrived at noon on that day, and was received with considerable demonstration.

As our readers are aware, the link form Swains north-westerly to Nunda, where the junction with the Canal road is made - a distance of some ten miles - has always been standard gauge, so that we now have a regular standard gauge from Angelica to Rochester, via the Canal R. R. From Nunda Junction.

The work is progressing well on the extension links, east and west, but care will not run before spring form Perkinsville to Belfast— and it is not till this through line is opened that we proposed a barbecue demonstration.