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Hudson River Railroad

 
 
Hudson River Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 9, 2011
1. Hudson River Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood, in 1861, the station of the Hudson River Railroad

The first passenger to use it was Abraham Lincoln who came to New York on February 19, 1861, on the way to his inauguration as President of the United States

His funeral train left here on April 25, 1865, for Springfield, Illinois

This tablet placed February 19, 1941, by the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society

Frank C. Walker – Post Master General
Albert Goldman – Post Master, New York

 
Erected 1941 by The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.057′ N, 73° 59.907′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3oth Street and Ninth Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 3oth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 9th Ave, New York NY 10199, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
USPS Morgan Central Mail Facility, Ninth Avenue side. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2013
2. USPS Morgan Central Mail Facility, Ninth Avenue side.
The marker is near the corner on the West 30th Street side.
marker. Charles Mary Kubricht (b. 1946) (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nero Wolfe (approx. ¼ mile away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clement Clarke Moore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Rea (approx. 0.3 miles away); James N. Wells Mansion - 1835 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gay Men's Health Crisis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The presentation of the plaque was to commemorate the opening of the Hudson River Railroad’s 30th Street passenger station on the same site, exactly 80 years later almost to the minute. The station first opened to rail traffic on the afternoon of February 19, 1861 to accommodate the special train carrying President-elect Lincoln to Washington.

The late Warren Jacobs was probably the driving force behind getting the plaque placed. Warren was a career railroader (NYNH&H), a devoted student of railroad history and one of the founding members of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. In 1941 Warren Jacobs was R&LHS Secretary and he was joined at the ceremony by Charles Fisher, legendary President of R&LHS, and Rogers Whitaker, a New Yorker Magazine editor/writer (a.k.a. E.M. Frimbo) and Chairman of the New York Chapter.
—Tommy Meehan, Dec 31, 2018
 
Additional keywords. 30th Street station
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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