Adirondack Railway

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Adirondack Railway
Saratoga County Railroads.gif
Railroad lines in Saratoga County before 1878; the Adirondack Railway is in blue
Dates of operation 1871–1902
Successor Delaware and Hudson Canal Company
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 62 mi

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).[1] Built by Dr. Thomas Clark Durant, vice-president of the Union Pacific Railroad, it was started in 1864 and completed in 1871.[citation needed] 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. The two companies officially merged on November 5, 1902.[2] 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[when?] operated as a tourist and freight route called the Saratoga and North Creek Railway.

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