Coal Trestle to Close

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This article is from the November 18, 1966 edition of the Rochester Times Union.

A special thanks to Liz Ekkebus for sharing this clipping.


Background: The  time is November 1966. The coal trestle is coming off a very bad year for shipping coal. The demand for coal is down, the coal ships are not coming like they used to and the “Pennzy” is not delivering coal by rail as much either. There are layoffs and rumors that the coal trestle may close soon.


The coal trestle would in fact close  the following year. You can zoom in and out of the newspaper article by clicking the link below: