Footage of Upstate New York’s Delaware and Hudson Trains in 1930’s
If you're fascinated with rare and vintage, railroad footage from other decades, you'll enjoy this ride down memory lane along the Delaware and Hudson.
It's hard to believe that the Delaware and Hudson Railroad has been in operation since 1823. Originally, the train was powered by coal, and eventually switched to steam in 1829. The footage in this video is truly remarkable. It was filmed by a gentleman in Oneonta between 1935 and 1939.
According to YouTube:
The roundhouse shown has been completely demolished, the depot is now a restaurant, and all that is left of this once busy northern outpost of the D&H is a single-track mainline. At some point, I'll upload my own footage taken in 2012 which shows the enormous decay and disparity between the two eras.
To see what the Delaware Hudson trains are up to nowadays, check out their Facebook page by clicking HERE.