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We hope you enjoy reading this guide and learning about points of interest along our route. It is written starting from the southern terminus of the train in New York City and proceeds to points north, ending in Montréal, Québec, Canada. If you boarded in Montréal, just read the guide in reverse. AMTRAK STATIONS are shown in all capital letters, as opposed to upper and lower case for towns and geographical areas through which the train travels but does not stop. The Amtrak System Timetable or the Adirondack panel card should be consulted for actual station times. While all service presented in this guide was accurate at the time of publication, routes and services are subject to change. Please contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL, visit or call your travel agent for the most current information. Depart New York City and travel back in time as you pass dramatic geological features with origins 200 million years old. Feature attractions between the bombast of Broadway and the charm of Old Montréal include the magnificent Palisades; the Adirondack Mountains; the ruins of world- famous Bannerman’s Castle; the iconic Academy at West Point; the gateway to Catskill Mountain resorts; and the Hudson River Valley that inspired an entire artistic genre with its visual jewel, Lake Champlain. Living history from your train window conjures images of Benedict Arnold delaying the British Fleet at the south end of the lake to prevent the fall of Fort Ticonderoga – an overlooked feat for which he is less remembered than for his infamous reputation as a turncoat. From your lookout for reputed lake monster “Champ” to the visual combination of history and modernity that defines Montréal, the Adirondack serves up a kaleidoscope of scenes upon which you will reflect for some time to come. So relax and enjoy this unique 381-mile view of eastern New York and Québec from your picture window! [The Adirondack is the modern descendent of a service that originally carried the colors of the Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H), which had its beginnings in the early 1820s as a canal company organized to transport coal from Pennsylvania to New York City. Now defunct, it once called itself “America’s oldest continually operating transportation company.” After Amtrak took over passenger operations in 1971, D&H inaugurated, in 1974, its New York-Montréal service under a funding agreement with Amtrak and the State of New York. Using rebuilt ALCO locomotives and refurbished 1950s passenger cars, this “streamliner” revival delighted fans in the Empire State. After Amtrak replaced its equipment with turbine-powered trainsets, the original locomotives were sold to an operator in Mexico; one of them currently resides in a museum there.] ADIRONDACK ROUTE GUIDE MONTRÉAL WESTPORT SARATOGA SPRINGS NEW YORK
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Adirondack Route Guide 2 Relax and enjoy the comfort of train travel while you take in some of the most dramatic geological and historical scenery along New York’s eastern border
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course PHARMACY 200 taught by Professor Drgreen during the Spring '10 term at Al Ahliyya Amman University.

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