"584.-New Iron R.R. Birdge at Portage, N.Y. - (first test train.)"
"Views on the Line of Erie Railway"
L.E. Walker, Publisher, Warsaw NY.
It is July 31, 1875 and the photographer has captured the successful crossing of the "test train" - six locomotives and their brave passengers. This event marked the opening of the Portage Iron High Bridge which is still used today. An enlarged view is found below.
For more information, see our Glimpse of the Portage High Bridge.