Mohawk & Hudson Rail Road

Date: 1831
Medium: Letterpress on paper
Dimensions: 13 H x 10 W
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Library
Digital Data Number: DI 554
Catalogue Number: PB 267

On August 9, 1831, New York's first railroad made its inaugural run between Albany and Schenectady, although the official opening of passenger service did not commence until the following month on September 24, the occasion referenced in this broadside: "The conveyance of Passengers between the two Cities will commence THIS DAY."