Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad Collection


Vedder Research Library
90 County Highway 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

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Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad Company


.3 Cu. Ft. (1 Box)

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Historical Note

An act was passed in the New York State Assembly on April 30, 1830 incorporating the Canajoharie and Catskill Rail-Road Company. The organization used State funds to complete surveys and route construction and by 1838 a 26 mile stretch of track was completed between Catskill and Cooksburg, NY. An accident involving the collapse of a trestle in 1840 and inquiries about misallocation of funds resulted in the company going into receivership after a very brief existence. The old right-of-way of the Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad was utilized in the 1880s as the route for the Catskill Mountain Railway for the majority of its length from Catskill Point to Palenville. 

Summary of Contents

There is one box comprising five folders containing both externally and internally generated information about the Railroad Company. Of note are documents related to the incorporation of the company, ledgers detailing information about the route of the road, accounts of the receiver and information about how the company went into receivership. Some secondary sources are included in the box which serve to summarize and contextualize the materials. 


Box is organized into folders sorted by subject.


Documentation available within collection.

Processing Details

None Available.


Collection processor information and dates unavailable, finding aid published Fall 2016 by Jonathan Palmer.


Materials are available to examine on-site at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, New York during posted hours as found on the repository’s website.

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Use Restrictions

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Citing material

Identification of Item, Folder, Box, Collection Name, Date Range. Vedder Research Library, Greene County Historical Society, Coxsackie NY. 

Contents of Collection

Itemized list of collection provided on request when available by calling or emailing the Vedder Research Library during posted hours. 

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