Rails to the River: The Story of Newburgh’s First Railroad- Thurs. Aug. 10, 7pm

2023-08-10 19:00 - 2023-08-10 20:00

Rails to the River: The Story of Newburgh’s First Railroad

Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm

Over one hundred years ago, Newburgh was a prominent nexus within the northeastern railroad network as well as a focal point for trains crossing the river. The Newburgh Branch of the New York & Erie Railroad, built in 1850, was the city’s first connection by rail to the country and continued to operate until its tracks were removed in the 1980s. Join local author and historian Alex Prizgintas, as he uncovers the history of Newburgh’s first railroad, its transformation through time, and its appearance today.

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About the Presenter Alex Prizgintas

A graduate student at Marist College, Prizgintas has been featured in publications such as the Hudson River Valley Review, the New York Archives Magazine, and the Orange County Historical Society Journal. Additionally, he has given more than fifty lectures on topics of neglected history in the Hudson Valley.