Book signing and presentation
- I've been awful in letting people know when I am out and about talking
about trolleys. I just got a fresh
batch of books and will be doing a signing and powerpoint in Colonie
next week.If you've got nothing to
do on next Sunday and you'd like to hear me ramble about the
Schenectady Railway and United Traction
Company then head on out. The Colonie Library is located right off of
the Northway near The Times
Union Newspaper. Of course the exit escapes me right now, but it's
the same exit for Wolf Road and
the Albany International Airport.
Here's the press release...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TROLLEYS OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
The Historical Society of the Town of Colonie cordially invites you to
a special presentation by Gino DiCarlo, Trolleys of the Capital
District. The talk will take place on Sunday, March 11th at 2:00pm in
the Town of Colonie Library at 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville.
From their humble beginnings as horse roads forming belts around
Albany, Schenectady and Troy these trolley lines helped move people
around Upstate New York from the late 1800’s until their final exit
after WWII. Three companies provided hundreds of miles of track as
well as direct routes to resorts in the Adirondacks, Lake George and
Saratoga Springs. The trolley lines became famous for disasters that
made national headlines, labor disputes, and engineering wonders that
included the longest trolley bridge in the world.
Gino DiCarlo is the author of Trolleys of the Capital District, a
historical perspective on the rail systems that once canvassed the
For more information contact Kevin Franklin, Colonie Town Historian at
The purpose of the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie is to
stimulate an appreciation of the historical heritage of the Town of