Railroad history marked in front of Altamont library

— Photo by Kathy Gaige

The burial sites of Revolutionary War soldiers is one of several categories that the William G. Pomeroy Foundation sponsors, according to John Haluska. Pictured from left are Tim Middlebrook, Empire State Society Sons of the American Revolution; Gardner Gurney, president of the Guilderland Historical Society; and Tom and Nina Kryzak who own the property where the marker will stand, noting where John Vanderpool is buried in his family cemetery at 341 Settles Hill Road.

To the Editor:

The Guilderland Historical Society is proud to announce our final marker dedication of the year, just after marking a burial site of Revolutionary War patriots. The final marker to be dedicated is the Delaware & Hudson marker that is located in front of the Altamont Library. 

Mary Ellen Johnson , Guilderland town historian, has written extensively on this rail line and will make a presentation to honor this event. The date of the dedication is July 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend this 20-minute ceremony. The library, housed in what was once the train station, is located at 179 Main St. in Altamont.

The marker says: Delaware & Hudson acquired Albany & Susquehanna R.R. 1870, provided freight and passenger service between Albany and Binghamton. Altamont station became library in 2012.

John Haluska


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