1831- The First Train in New York


In 1831 the Dewitt Clinton became the first train to run in New York State. The train ran on the Mohawk and Hudson line that went on to be part of the New York Central Railroad.

The DeWitt Clinton locomotive was the built at the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring NY.  It was the third locomotive built in the United States.  The locomotive was named for the Governor of New York who had built the Erie Canal.  On the 9th day of August 1831 it made its first run from Albany New York to Schenectady New York.  It was the first railroad run in New York.  It was part of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad.  The railroad became part of the New York Central System, in 1853.