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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
The World's Only Six-Track Railroad

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1461 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The World's Only Six-Track Railroad

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Photo: The World's Only Six-Track Railroad

Showing trains on the tracks of the West Shore R. R., separated by the Mohawk River (Barge Canal) in the western part of Fort Plain and Nelliston. From Albany to Syracuse, the West Shore and Central from the Mohawk Division, operated from one office and forming the only six-track railroad in the world. A long train of empty milk cars is going west on the Central, across the Mohawk, while a long freight train is going west ove the nearby West Shore tracks.

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