"In the field" railroad history adventures...

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail - Valatie Southward...

On Wednesday, I rode a section of the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail.  A former trolley line that ran all the way from Albany down to Hudson, it often paralleled the scenic Kinderhook Creek. Its fairly flat and an easy ride. I parked on Main Street right in downtown Valatie and rode the trail down to the Rossman Falls vicinity before heading back.

Basically "where I rode"
Downtown Valatie 
(Google Street View)

Valatie Depot

Mills Park Depot
Wildlife :-)
Chittendens Falls
(Now known as Rossman Falls)

Further Info

The Albany-Hudson Electric Trolley corridor runs from Hudson to Rensselaer in New York State. An electric trolley ran on the corridor for 30 years before closing in 1929. 

Lots of good history info here:
Trolley Rail Line History, Electric Trolley Depots, Mohican Homelands, etc.

Great History Stuff Here

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