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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Empire State Express Passing Fort Plain Station

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1459 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Empire State Express Passing Fort Plain Station

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Photo: Empire State Express Passing Fort Plain Station

Photograph by the author while the train was making sixty miles an hour. This is a historic flyer, the first long distance speed train of the New York Central, America's greatest railroad. It is still the fastest New York to Buffalo train and covers the Mohawk Division, Albany to Syracuse, 147 miles, in 176 minutes, and the 439 miles from New York to Buffalo in 540 minutes. Fort Plain has a model New York Central station and grounds.

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