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The train station in Saranac Lake

The train station in Saranac Lake

People on the platform of the train station. Date unknown. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the personal archives of Andrew Fortune and the Fortune Funeral Home.

A trainwreck near Ray Brook

People standing outside a train that has gone off the rails. Date unknown. Ray Brook, NY. Courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake.

Union Depot in Saranac Lake

Union Depot in Saranac Lake

Built by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Union Station grew to become the largest station on the line north of Utica. It handled up to 20 trains per day during its busiest years, which were 1912-1940. The trains carried goods, supplies and tourists into and out of Saranac Lake. 1909. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of […]

Grading a railroad cut in Glens Falls

Grading a railroad cut in Glens Falls

Workers for the D.E. Van Wirt Construction Company doing work for the Hudson Valley Railway Co. using horses. Circa 1910. Glens Falls, NY. Courtesy of the Chapman Museum.

Train delivering iron ore to North Creek

Train delivering iron ore to North Creek

Train carrying iron ore from Tahawus to North Creek. The bridge had to have special shoring put in to take the weight of the heavy train. Circa 1910. North Creek, NY. Photo courtesy of the Johnsburg Historical Society.