Abandoned ROW Spotted
While heading eastward on the Berkshire Connector of the New York Thruway (I-95) I believe I spotted a stretch of the abandoned Hudson and Berkshire ROW. Due to the lack of foliage at this time of the year, the embankment and even a rock cut that parallels the Berkshire Connector was easily visible. Records indicate it was abandoned in 1860.
Just past County Rd 5 going southeastward, the ROW is visible.
On Feb 3rd, 2022, I was able to drive by and take a hand held video of the stretch where the ROW parallels the Interstate. Here are a couple of shots extracted from the primitive video:
|There's a short rock cut visible on the left|
- Hudson and Boston Railroad (Wikipedia)
- Zoom View 1897 Map