Mohawk & Hudson Rail Road

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

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."

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