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Known as the Route of the Orange Buses, CNY Coach Lines operated two routes out of Utica,NY; one to Syracuse and the other to Little Falls. It was founded inthe 1930s by the Sweet family to replace the former electric service of the New York State Railways. This company, along with Utica-Rome Bus Company, was bought by Birnie Bus Service of Utica, which merged the two line run operations together.

Central New York Coach Lines was founded in 1930 by Harrison Sweet to assume the operating authority of the bankrupt New York State Railways between Utica and Little Falls,NY on the east and Utica and Syracuse on the west. On the Little Falls Division, communities served were Herkimer, Ilion, and Mohawk, while on the Syracuse Division, communities in between served were: Vernon, Oneida,Chittenango, and Sherrill. Both divisions met at Utica, where buses on each division  turned back. There was no through routing of trips of either division. In 1992, CNY Coach Lines' fleet consisted entirely of MCI coaches of several models. The following is the1992 CNY Coach Lines roster of buses then in operation:
Make           Model          Year          Bus Number(s)      Seats      Qty  Service
MCI              MC9           1980              205                   47            1     Line
MCI              MC9           1981              206                   47            1     Line
MCI              MC9           1982              208                   46            1    C&T
MCI              MC9           1982            209-212              49            4     Line
MCI            96A3            1983              213                   46            1    C&T
MCI            96A3            1985              214                   46            1    C&T
MCI            96A3            1987              215                   47            1    C&T
MCI           102A3           1988              216                   44            1    C&T
MCI           102C3           1990              217                   47            1    C&T
Note: C&T indicates Charter and Tour Service. 
In 1995 the assets and authorities of CNY Coach Lines were acquired by Birnie Bus Service, thus ending 65 years of service by this company to its service area under that name and the Sweet Family ownership.

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