Railroad lines in Saratoga County before 1978 (Adirondack Railway in blue)
The Adirondack Railway (originally Adirondack Company) was a railroad that connected Saratoga Springs to North Creek, New York, a distance of 62 miles (100 km). Built by Dr. Thomas Clark Durant, vice-president of the Union Pacific Railroad, it was started in 1864 and completed in 1871. After Durant's death, it was taken over by his son, William West Durant who sold it to the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company in 1889. A stage coach line was established to take passengers 28 miles (45 km) to Durant propterties at Blue Mountain Lake and further by water to Raquette Lake.
The line is currently operated as a tourist route called the Saratoga And North Creek Railroad.
- Donaldson, Alfred L., A History of the Adirondacks. New York: Century, 1921. ISBN 0-916346-26-9.
- Gilborn, Craig. Durant: Fortunes and Woodland Camps of a Family in the Adirondacks. Utica, NY: North Country Books, 1981. ISBN 0-932052-24-X