TROY, N.Y., Wednesday, April 4.

Parties in this City to-day purchased the Albany and Vermont Railroad. The road extends from the city of Albany to Eagle Bridge, Washington County. The amount paid was $307,000. It cost $2,600,000. A new Board of Directors, a majority of them residing in this city, were chosen to-day.

The New York Times, 1860


Albany and Vermont Railroad The Albany and Vermont was a successor to the Albany, Vermont, and Canada, which was a successor to The Albany Northern Railroad Company. Its board included Erastus Corning and Lansing Pruyn. It ran from Albany through Cohoes to Waterford and then to Eagle Bridge in Washington County. It’s not clear that it ever actually reached the Green Mountain State; an 1880 article on its sale to interests in Troy noted that it ended at Eagle Bridge. It was leased and actually operated by the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad company, and trains left from the New York Central depot which, as noted on the map, was on Montgomery Street, east of Broadway, just north of Maiden Lane. (Montgomery Street still exists, but only as alleys/sidewalks behind the buildings facing Broadway.)  Its president was Thomas W. Lockwood.

Railroads on both sides of the river

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