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Early Railroads Of New York's Capital District
Timothy Starr
Timothy Starr
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Early Railroads Of New York’s Capital District


By Timothy Starr.

Perfect paperback, 8.5X11, 85 b/w photos and maps, 125 pages, indexed, appendix (complete Capital District railroad listing). 2011.

"Early Railroads of New York's Capital District covers what was perhaps the most exciting time in railroad history: from 1826 to about 1900. The first railroad in the Capital Region was among the first in the country, and helped herald in a new age of transportation. After many had been built, capitalists such as Erastus Corning and Commodore Vanderbilt consolidated and expanded the railroads until they were part of a vital national network. The rise of the street railway lines (trolleys) capped the end of the century.

"The book features many early photographs from the collection of the late Joseph Smith, provided by his grandson Kenneth Bradford."

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Pioneer Railroad 9

To The Tourist Mecca 25

Gateway to the West 37

Connecting to Canada and Boston 49

Railroad Wars 59

The New York Central 67

The Delaware and Hudson 87

Into the Wilderness 97

Rise of the Street Railway 105

Early Railroad Listing 117

Bibliography 120

Index 122

About the Author 125