Schenectady and Troy Railroad Company.
Account Books, 1842-1853


Quantity: 3 boxes (1.0 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Volumes 1 and 2 purchased December 1978. Volume 3 added in 2000.
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, March 1988. Revised by Billie Aul, Senior Librarian, December 2000

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Historical Note:

The Schenectady and Troy Railroad was chartered by the State of New York in 1836. In 1853 the line was consolidated with the New York Central Railroad.

Scope and Content Note:

The journal and ledger provide financial information on the daily operation of the line. The journal provides a daily record of receipts and disbursements in chronological order. The ledger contains similar data, organized by account. Revenues include freight hauling charges and passenger ticket sales. Disbursements were for such items as labor, supplies, maintenance and bridge tolls. The collection also includes a daybook for 1848-1852.

Related Records:

Wallkill Valley Railroad Company Account Books, 1877-1895 (SC17236)
Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Journal, 1839-1843 (SC17238)

Container List:

Box Description
1 Journal, December 1842-July 1853, 500 pp.
2 Ledger, December 1842-July 1853, 225 pp.
3 Daybook, 1848-1852
Last Updated: May 24, 2021