Syracuse, Eastwood Heights and DeWitt Railroad

The Syracuse, Eastwood Heights and DeWitt Railroad, an interurban rail in Syracuse, New York was established in 1859. This was one of the most important of the first lines and operated as a steam road.[1] The company was awarded the operation rights for the Burnet Avenue route as well as the Burnet Street Car Company.[2]

Syracuse, Eastwood Heights and DeWitt Railroad
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
LocaleSyracuse, New York to DeWitt, New York and Messina Springs, New York
Dates of operation1859–1894
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

In 1889, the company had reorganized and eventually owned 10 miles (16 km) of road that ran from Burnet Avenue through Eastwood to Messina Springs and DeWitt.[3] The company went bankrupt in 1894.[4]


  1. ^ "First Streetcars Operated Here in 1860". Syracuse Herald. Syracuse, New York. December 14, 1922.
  2. ^ "Study for Bus Franchise Recalls Early Trolley Lines". Syracuse Herald-Journal. Syracuse, New York. May 23, 1940.
  3. ^ The Electrical World, Volume 14, Applications of Power. The N. J. Johnston Company, Ltd., November 27, 1889, p.847. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Receiver Sale". The Evening Herald. Syracuse, New York. May 17, 1894.