|New York & Lake Erie|
|Dates of operation||1978–Present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)|
|Headquarters||Gowanda, New York|
The New York & Lake Erie (reporting mark NYLE) is a class III railroad operating in Western New York. The NYLE was formed in 1978 to operate a portion of former Erie trackage that Conrail no longer wanted. Today, the railroad operates between Gowanda to Conewango Valley, New York with a branch between Dayton, New York and Cattaraugus, New York. A 12-mile stretch that ran from Cattaraugus to Salamanca, which connected the railroad to the Southern Tier Line, was torn out in the 1990s and replaced with a pedestrian trail. The NYLE is also the owner and operator of Oil Creek and Titusville Lines, Inc. The NYLE was used as the setting for the railroad scenes in 1987 film Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Due to the 2009 flooding of the Cattaraugus Creek in 2009 and the subsequent damage the flooding did to the railway, passenger service on the New York & Lake Erie Railroad has been indefinitely suspended.
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