New York's

Capital District

A History of its Industries, Railroads and Inventions
 


Albany ~ Troy ~ Schenectady ~ Saratoga Springs ~ Cohoes ~ Waterford ~ Ballston Spa ~ Corinth
South Glens Falls ~ Lansingburgh ~ Stillwater ~ Mechanicville ~ Watervliet ~ Clifton Park


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RAILROAD ATLAS
NEW YORK'S CAPITAL REGION


 

COLLECTOR'S EDITION:

This atlas of railroads in New York's Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Mechanicville, Colonie, Green Island, Rotterdam Junction, etc.) has dozens of full color, high quality maps printed on glossy paper for easy viewing. An index aids in finding specific maps, and a description of each map is given on each page.

Because this hardcover book will be self-published at great expense, only 150 "collector's edition" books will be printed. Once they're gone, they're gone forever, no doubt someday soon becoming a collector's item like other books by this author!

Maps cover the years 1840 to 2019, emphasizing the late 1800s and early 1900s at the peak of railroading. Detailed maps include the West Albany Shops, Colonie Shops, Green Island Shops, East Albany Shops, John Street Shops, Bull Run Yard, Selkirk Yard,  Mechanicville Yard, Adams Street Yard, and the union stations of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs. Smaller communities are also shown, such as the covered turntable at Salem, Ravena Yard, the maze of tracks at Green Island, and Rotterdam Junction. Several large industries that extensively utilized the railroads were added, such as General Electric, Schenectady Locomotive Works, International Paper, and the factories in North Albany/Menands.

Price: $49.95 each plus shipping and tax (if applicable), limit of two per customer.

PAPERBACK EDITION:

Future editions will continue to be in full color, but will only be available in soft cover binding. It is expected that the second edition will be printed in late 2021 or early 2022 and be priced at $38.95.

 


 


Green Island, showing the Green Island Bridge from Troy, the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad heading north
 and the Troy and Schenectady Railroad heading west. The Gilbert railroad car factory is seen off Clinton Street.

 


The Boston and Albany railroad shops in Greenbush, across the Hudson River from Albany.

 

INDEX OF LOCATIONS

Amsterdam, 12, 20, 57, 135, 161

Albany (city), 2-4, 10, 19, 25, 32, 33, 45, 61-69, 78, 79, 108-111, 113, 114, 169

Albany County, 40, 46, 158

Albany (port), 164, 165

Albany Union Station, 136, 137, 152, 163

Altamont, 104

Ballston Spa, 98, 105

Chatham, 126, 127

Cohoes (city), 6, 44, 77, 106

Colonie (shops), 168, 175

Corinth, 99, 145

Delaware and Hudson, 86, 87, 160

Fort Edward, 21

Glens Falls, 91, 143

Glenville, 50

Greenbush (East Albany), 5, 34, 36, 37, 97, 115

Green Island, 9, 42, 43, 55, 56, 76, 96, 106, 122

Green Island (shops), 95, 123

Hadley, 100

Hoosick Falls, 103

Mechanicville, 88, 89, 128, 129, 144, 177

Menands, 166, 167, 121

New York Central, 85, 117

New York State, 26, 39

Niskayuna, 49

Ravena/Coeymans, 51, 142, 155

Rensselaer (city), 120, 141, 156, 174

Rensselaer County, 7, 23, 24

Rotterdam Junction, 113, 162

Salem, 102

Sandy Hill (Hudson Falls), 92, 93, 140, 146

Saratoga Springs (city), 18, 28, 71, 72, 80, 90, 101, 118, 119, 176, 178

Saratoga County, 13, 14, 29, 30

Schenectady (city), 11, 27, 59, 60, 116, 133, 134, 148, 153, 172

Schenectady County, 41

Schenectady Locomotive Works (ALCO), 58, 84, 150

Schenectady Union Station, 149

Scotia, 154, 173

Selkirk (yard), 171, 179

Troy (city), 8, 15, 35, 38, 52-54, 74, 75, 82, 83, 107, 124, 130-132

Troy Union Station, 35, 53, 73, 125

Voorheesville, 170

Watervliet, 10, 15, 47, 48, 107, 175

West Albany (shops), 70, 112, 138, 139, 157, 159

West Troy, 47, 48

Whitehall, 22, 94, 151