Fascinating history of the Hudson Valley Railway (including the predecessor horse drawn lines such as the Stillwater and Mechanicville Street Rwy.) and, by extension, of Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area. Provides detailed information on the railroad's consolidation from its predecessors, its operation and physical plant, freight and passenger service, labor and labor problems, accidents, takeover by the Delaware and Hudson, the growing financial woes and eventual abandonment. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and numerous maps. Includes roster, timetables and financial data. 62 pages.