Rensselaer was once a classic American railroad
town, and like most cities and towns of its type, it was part of an important
junction of several rail lines. Located
across the Hudson River from Albany, Rensselaer has seen a rich array of
locomotives, structures, and notable trains, all helping to establish
Rensselaer's rail prominence and the industry's importance to and involvement
in the community. Today Rensselaer hosts
the Albany Amtrak station, which sees an average of 775,000 passengers annually
and is ranked as the country's 10th busiest station. Using images of rolling stock, buildings,
maps, documents, and memorabilia, this book is a visual trip through the years.
Author Bio: Ernie Mann has a lifelong interest in rail
history and worked his way through college while in locomotive service. His
father and grandfathers worked a total of 123 years on local railroads. Ernie had a long career as a teacher and many
years as a city fire chief.
Be aware that the accuracy of some of Arcadia’s home-spun histories is sometimes questionable. Hence, your NYCSHS directors would be interested in reviews by knowledgeable members.
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