TROLLEY TRIPS THROUGH THE HUDSON VALLEY
by The Trolley Press
From "Up the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys and
the Foothills of the Adirondacks":
"Now all these three most desirable trips [to Saratoga, the Adirondacks, Lake George] can be taken by the restful steamer from New York, and from there on the swift-flying, cool, and cinderless trolley, through a land unmatched on the American Continent for its beauty and scenic and historic interest . . ."
In 1911, you could board a subway in Manhattan and, by careful transfers to trolley lines, ride all the way to Bangor, Maine. It would take you 28 hours to go the 382-1/2 miles and cost you $5.37. There was no direct route to the upper Hudson Valley from Manhattan by trolley, but you could take a steamer up to Hudson and from there connect to lines that wound up to Lake George and Sacandaga Lake, a veritable maze of interconnecting lines. Trolley Press showed how to do it with descriptions, maps, and time tables.
Originally part of
Trolley Trips Through New England and Hudson River Valley
Published by the Trolley Press, Hartford, Connecticut, 1911
24 pages, illustrated, 5.5 x 8.5, 1995
$6.00 booklet--A Purple Mountain Press reprint
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