Delaware and Hudson train departing Troy, New York, 1876, northbound for Montreal.
Smoke and steam fill the air as D&H No. 203 pulls a string of passenger cars from the shed of Troy’s Union Station bound for Saratoga in 1875. “On Time for Points North” captures the hustle and bustle of railroad travel along the thousands of miles of track that linked the towns and cities of an emerging nation. This wood-burning, Dickson-built locomotive with its distinctive spark-arresting smoke stack represented the “state of the art” in motive power in the 1870’s. Ironically, the sparks from an engine of this type were responsible for Troy’s great fire of 1862. Most of downtown Troy was destroyed at that time including the railroad station that preceded this one.
Image size approximate
Type: Giclée Edition ~ Signed and Numbered Prints
Image size: 11 x 20 inches