Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC
Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC
Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC
Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC
Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC

Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC

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Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital District Timothy Starr SIGNED SC
The Golden Age Of Railroads in New York Capital  District By Timothy Starr Soft Cover  SIGNED
Pages 161
Copyright 2012

Early Railroads...7
Railroading on a Grand Scale   17
The Electric Railway Era... 41.`
Railroads Shops and Yards... 59
Serving Communities  79
Serving lndustry...97'.
Passenger and Freight Stations    113
Fading of the Railroad Era   129

The Capital District was blessed with an ideal geographic location in the century after the opening of the Erie Canal. In an age when both water and rail arteries could not tolerate more than a slight rise in elevation, the famous "water level" route running the length of New York State was crucial in shipping goods and people to different parts of the country.
The water level route from New York City to Buffalo consists of a natural pathway in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys that is twenty miles wide at the most, and is frequently much narrower. This ribbon of land once contained nearly ninety percent of the state's population and the vast majority of its industrial towns. This geographic condition was sometimes likened to that of Egypt, where a six mile-wide strip of habitable land surrounds the Nile River for six hundred miles.
For many years, the two river valleys represented the most direct and easiest route from any point in New England and the Mid-Atlantic States to the Great Lakes and the Midwest. It was little wonder that the first primitive canal lock was built in Little Falls along the Mohawk River as soon as the Revolutionary War was over, the first step towards creating a navigable route from Albany to the Great Lakes. One of the nation's first canals was built a short time later to overcome the twenty mile portage between the headwaters of the Mohawk River and Oneida Lake.

Adirondack Division (New York Central), 25
Albany, 79-80, 100-102, 113
Albany Southern, 54-56, 133-134
Albany Union Station, 113-114
Albany waterfront, 3, 10, 78, 81, 115
Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge, 66-67
American Express Company, 58, 112
American Locomotive Company, 109-111
Amsterdam, 94, 128
Baker and Shevlin, 103
Ballston Spa, 91-92, 124
Ballston Terminal Railroad, 56, 134
Boston and Albany, 15-16
Boston and Maine, 37-39, 111
Bridges (railroad), 80
Cambridge, 94, 127
Carmen Cutoff, 65-66
Castleton Cutoff, 66-68
Clifton Park, 90-91
Cohoes, 82-83, 122
Colonie (shops), 70-73
Corinth, 127
Corning, Erastus, 8
Delanson, 87, 124
Delaware and Hudson Administration Building, 115-117
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, 13-15, 31-37, 58, 138-139
Eagle Bridge, 127
Early railroads, 7-16
Electric Railways, 41-58, 130-135
Express trains (New York Central), 29
Featherstonhaugh, George, 7
Fitchburg, 38
Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville, 54
Fort Edward, 93, 128
Fort Orange Paper Company, 106-107
Foundries, 100, 104-105
General Electric, 103-104, 107-109
G.F. Harvey Company, 102-103
Glens Falls, 93, 128
Green Island, 84, 124
Green Island (shops), 68-70
Hoosick Falls, 86
Hudson Valley Railway, 41-47, 131
Industries, 97-112
Lake George, 94, 128
Locomotive No. 999, 27
Loree, Leonor, 33-36
Lumber, 100
Mail order houses, 105
Mechanicville, 90
Mechanicville (shops), 73-77
Menands, 123
Milk trains, 102
Mohawk and Hudson, 7
Molding sand, 98-99
New York Central, 8, 17-30, 136-138
Paper mills, 105-107
Rensselaer, 80-81, 137
Rensselaer and Saratoga, 14-15
Rotterdam Junction, 88-89
Round Lake, 124
Salem, 127-128
Sandy Hill, 128
Saratoga and Schuylerville, 39-40
Saratoga Springs, 89-90, 124-126
Schenectady, 86-87
Schenectady Detour, 65
Schenectady Locomotive Works (see American Locomotive Company)
Schenectady Railway, 50-54, 134-135
Schenectady Union Station, 119-122
Selkirk (yard), 66-68
Shops (railroad), 59-77
South Schenectady, 88
Steam (end of), 137-139
Strike (1890), 63-65
Strike (1922), 65
Track miles, 18, 31
Track pans, 29-30
Trolleys (see Electric Railways)
Troy, 9, 84-86
Troy and New England Railway, 53
Troy Union Station, 117-119
Twentieth Century Limited, 27-28
United Traction, 47-50, 131-133
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 10-12
Voorheesville, 84
Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Company, 111
Waterford, 92, 122
Watervliet, 83, 123-124
West Albany (yard), 59-68
West Shore, 20-25
Yards, railroad, 59-77
YMCA, 123

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