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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Hudson and Berkshire Railroad

 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. 

OpenRailwayMap (location)


ROW Photos

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

Further Details

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