Lincoln Funeral Train through Albany

KCJones

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train left Washington on April 21, 1865. It would essentially retrace the 1,654 mile route Mr. Lincoln had traveled as president-elect in 1861 (with the deletion of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and the addition of Chicago). Our particular area oif interest is the the trip through Albany, New York.

In 1865, neither bridge across the Hudson River had been completed yet. So to get from the Hudson River Railroad from New York City, the train had to go North to Troy, cross the Green Island Bridge and back down the West side of the river to Albany.

One of our readers is trying to find out more about a relative who worked as an engineer for the Troy & Schenectady Railroad and has been identified with the Lincoln Funeral Train. funeral train went from Albany to Schenectady on New York Central not T&S.

We have some material…

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