Rensselaer was once a classic American railroad town, and like most cities and towns of its type, it was part of an important junction of several destinations. From the 1840s to today, trains have rolled to the four principal compass points from town. Located across the Hudson River from Albany, Rensselaer has seen a rich array of locomotives, structures, and notable trains, all helping to establish Rensselaer's rail prominence and the industry's importance to and involvement in the community. Today Rensselaer hosts the Albany Amtrak station, which sees an average of 775, 000 passengers annually and is ranked as the country's 10th busiest station. Using images of rolling stock, buildings, maps, documents, and memorabilia, Railroads of Rensselaer is a visual trip through the years.More cars, cheap gas, and federally subsidized roads caused boom times in the trucking and highway tourism industries. ... Although it had become tired-looking, Albanya#39;s station was an innately beautiful reminder of what it had once meant to ride ... of how to eliminate many of these trains while insuring a basic and strategically needed system of passenger service. ... In 1976, Amtrak built a large state-of-the-art maintenance facility on land once occupied by the Boston and Albanyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Railroads of Rensselaer|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2009|