New York: 1862. Pamphlet. A Hudson River Railroad Civil War era time table for the line's workers rather than passengers, to take effect Monday, November 17th, 1862, for trains departing Chambers Street in New York City for Troy, NY. Not found in WorldCat. We locate only a passenger time table for the Hudson River Railroad (1857) at the Museum of the City of New York (54.138.59. Hudson River Railroad Time Table. Date:1857. Takes effect December 2, 1857).
General Rules and Regulations are printed below the time table and include: rules on standard time, right of track of passenger and freight trains, rules for conductors and enginemen concerning wait times, rules for extra trains running under a flag, time requirements for trains following one another and backing (up) of trains, and red signal requirement for trains stopped on the road.
Less than 3 years following the publication of this time table, President Lincoln's funeral train would use the Hudson line to travel north up the Hudson River. Huge crowds of spectators gathered along the tracks as the train passed through Manhattanville, Yonkers, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sing Sing, Peekskill, Garrison's Landing, Cold Spring, Fishkill, New Hamburg, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, and additional towns as far as Castleton.
The building of the Hudson River Railroad was considered highly impractical, since so much of the route had to be cut through extremely hard rock, and because the line would have to compete with the existing river steamboats. It was built and opened in stages, from 1849 to 1851. It opened on the 29th of September, 1849 for passengers between New York and Peekskill, a distance of 40 miles.
The Hudson River Railroad was an extension of the Troy and Greenbush Railroad, which was chartered in 1845, connecting Troy south to Greenbush (now Rensselaer) on the east side of the Hudson River. The Hudson River Railroad was chartered May 12, 1846, to extend this line south to New York City.
21 3/4 x 14. Trimmed close at the top edge, into title. Period folds flattened with crack to paper along central fold, but not affecting text. Good, used condition. Good + overall. Item #24785