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.

 

Last regular train from Green Island to Schenectady in the mid-1960's, near Mohawk View.   The new Adirondack Northway forced the closure of the line between Aqueduct and Cresent.  (Photo: Kevin Franklin, Town of Colonie Historian)

Schenectady

Aqueduct

Niskayuna and East

Cohoes

Green Island

Troy

The Crescent Branch

The TandS in Color

TimeTables

Scrapping The TandS

Map

History Of The High Street Grade Crossing Elimination

(By Steve Lackmann)


A couple of ladies in their Sunday best walking the Branch.

(Kevin Franklin Town Of Colonie Historian)

The T&S Today

The T&S in Beers' Atlas of 1866

American Museum Of Electricity

 

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.


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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