Railroads (HM2759)

Location: Menands, NY 12204 Albany County
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N 42° 39.084', W 73° 44.999'

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In the dawn of American Railroads, the Mohawk and Hudson Line (1831), running between Albany and Schenectady, was one of the first built.
Juggling funding, inventions, public relations and sheer determination, this railroad evolved from a bone-jarring novelty, powered by spark-spitting locomotives, to the speedy and streamlined New York Central line.

Railroads played a large part in Albany's emergence as a transportation hub.
Standing witness to their prominence are Kiernan Plaza, originally Union Station (1899-1900), and SUNY Plaza at the foot of State Street, formerly the Delaware & Hudson Railroad headquarters (1914-1916).

The Honorable Thomas M. Whalen, III - Mayor, City of Albany
Albany Urban Cultural Park
HM NumberHM2759
Placed ByCity of Albany and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Urban Cultural Parks Program
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Date Added Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602461 N 4722861
Decimal Degrees42.65140000, -73.74998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.084', W 73° 44.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 5.0400000000002" N, 73° 44' 59.94" W
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Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 560 Broadway, Menands NY 12204, US
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