When Did Passenger Trains Begin to Run between New York City and Montreal?

Well researched, interesting history

PenneyVanderbilt

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It all started out with a question from a reader wondering if there was a railroad that went from New York City to Montreal circa 1855? He had some of John Stover’s books and with maps that show a line going from NYC to the Canadian border as early as 1850.  But it’s really not too clear and there is no text stating that.

Our reader found the answer – no direct line, but there was a line through Vermont that then crossed over to Rouses Point and connected up with the Plattsburgh to Montreal line that opened in 1852. Yup, that bridge eventually became part of the Rutland line to Ogdensburg, NY

The D&H at created a line from Albany / Troy to Rouses Point. Then they bought a subsidiary, Napier Junction Rwy, that got them into Montréal. Connections NYC to Albany were not in place 1855.

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  3 comments for “When Did Passenger Trains Begin to Run between New York City and Montreal?

  1. October 15, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for reblogging

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    • October 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      You are welcome! I love that region, great history. Thank you for following.

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    • October 16, 2016 at 2:13 am

      Happy to follow you. Cover many great topics.

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