The Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has received a new collection of materials from Jon Patten on the history of the Adirondack branch of the D&H Railroad, from Saratoga Springs to Tahawus in Newcomb.
Patton’s research led him to accumulate everything he could find and to develop a website with an history of the Adirondack Railway. The donated collection includes about 5 cubic feet, including six binders of photographs, one of original documents and ephemera, information on all the railway stations, the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, stereo views, negatives, reference books, and more.
The collection will become part of the permanent, non-circulating Special Collections managed by The Folklife Center. It will be available for study by patrons visiting the Research Room in Glens Falls during regular business hours (M-Th 9-noon, 1-7; F-Sa 9-noon, 1-5).
For more information, check out Jon Patton’s website, The Adirondack Branch of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
Read more about the history of railroads in New York State here.
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