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Mohawk & Hudson Railroad
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Owner: Joshua Moldover
Routes: The M&H is a modern regional railroad operating from Schenectady to Albany, NY, down the east side of the Hudson River through New York City, up to New Haven, CT, with a branch from a connection with NS at Campbell Hall, NY across the Hudson at Poughkeepsie to New Haven, CT via Danbury (the old ex-NH Maybrook Line).
System Map: 1999 System map with M&H trackage shown in red
History: In 1993, as part of line rationalization, Conrail sold off the portion of track between Albany and Schenectady, NY that was used by Amtrak, along with the Troy industrial track. The line was purchased by a "reborn" shortline that took its name from the original railroad operating the route. In 1999, as part of the NS-CSX-CR split, the M&H was given an opportunity to expand. With CSX's well-known dislke for mixed passenger and freight operations, the M&H offered to take over operations on the Hudson line as well as freight operations in the NYC area. CSX was only too glad to go along, and thus was born the "expanded" M&H. Today, in addition to its own trains, M&H rails carry trains from Amtrak, Metro-North, and Canadian Pacific/D&H. The road serves as the major route in and out of New York City itself, delivering freight directly into Manhattan over the West Side freight line while interchanging with CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific, Providence & Worcester, and the New York & Atlantic, and is also the host for the New York State Railroad Museum in Schenectady, NY, operating both steam and historical diesel excursions.
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The M&H is a participating member of the P-FMSIG E-pass Exchange. If you'd like to request or exchange electronic rail passes from the M&H, stop by the Exchange and ask!