The Excursion Train in Wanakena

Pictured are a crowd of people in front of Wanakena’s “Excursion Train” which the Cranberry Lake Railroad operated between Benson Mines and Wanakena (a distance of 6 miles) between 1902 -1913. At Wanakena a steam boat took passengers to locations around Cranberry Lake. Photo taken circa 1907. Wanakena, NY.

Check out our story on how trains brought tourism to Wanakena and Cranberry Lake.

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