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The Troy & Schenectady Railroad

The Troy & Schenectady Railroad was one of the first railroads in the US. It ran from downtown Troy to downtown Schenectady. It became a branch-line of the NYC and lasted until the 1970's.

Dating back to the 1800's, The Troy & Schenectady Railroad existed long before the telephone, radio and other useful inventions of that era. Only a few buildings that were used by the T & S still stand and they continue today to be reminders of the old railroad system that holds a key part to US history.

Check out a history of the T&S from Ken Kinlock's Great Site


Crossing The Northway: See when the T&S was the only railroad to cross a US Interstate at grade!

(From Gino's Rail-Blog)

History Of The High Street Grade Crossing Elimination

(By Steve Lackmann)

The T&S Today

The T&S in Beers' Atlas of 1866

American Museum Of Electricity

See The Scrapping Of The Crescent Branch

See The Crescent Branch in Color


Special Thanks to Steve Lackmann, Gordon Smith, Len Garver, Ken Kinlock, Steve Myers, Mal Horton, Ed Wittekind, Dan Thomas, Bill Mischler, Jim Shaugnessy and Kevin Franklin for their help and photos.

If you've got photos or info on the T&S and would like to share, please email me at: fjgrailroad@gmail.com

Time Table courtesy of Steve Lackmann, Ernie Mann Collection

The Schenectady & Troy Railroad

The Troy & Schenectady Railroad

New York Central & Hudson River RR Troy Branch

New York Central Troy Branch

New York Central Aqueduct Branch

New York Central Crescent Branch

Penn Central Aqueduct Branch

Penn Central Crescent Branch

Conrail Aqueduct Secondary

Conrail Crescent Industrial Track


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