Adirondack Railway Company

Adirondack Railway Company (HM2K2W)

Location:
Buy flags at Flagstore.com!

N 43° 42.168', W 73° 59.336'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 93 views
Inscription
The Adirondack Railway Company of Thomas Clark Durant built the line from Saratoga Springs to North Creek between 1865 and 1871, leaving unrealized other dreams of laying track as far as the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The line's first locomotive was The General Hancock, shown above in 1865. The railroad's backers dreamed of vast profits transporting Adirondack timber and high grade iron ore discovered 30 miles north of here, at Tahawus. But insurmountable financial woes stopped expansion, and the railroad was later purchased by the Delaware and Hudson Company. For nearly a century the D&H prospered, with trains bringing tourists, summer residents and winter recreationists to the Adirondacks. Lumber and locally mined garnet were shipped to the outside world. And finally, in 1944, the US government extended the railroad to Tahawus. The cargo then was not iron ore, but valuable titanium that was urgently needed during WW II. Passenger trains stopped running in 1956, done in by improved roads, and freight operations halted in 1989.
Details
HM NumberHM2K2W
Tags
Placed ByBarton Mines
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581465 N 4839361
Decimal Degrees43.70280000, -73.98893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 42.168', W 73° 59.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 42' 10.08" N, 73° 59' 20.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?