Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Location:   Albany to Schenectady
Year:   1826

Although short-haul railroads had been used intermittently since the early 1800s,  the first regularly-scheduled chartered railroad in the United States was the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad which ran the grand distance of eleven miles between the cities of Albany and Schenectady. Established in 1826, the M & H later became the Albany & Schenectady R.R., and then part of the New York Central R. R. in 1853. 

The old trackbed is now a bike path.

The DeWitt Clinton was the workhorse locomotive of the line from 1831 onward.

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