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Schenectady Works, anything left, worth a side trip?

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Schenectady Works, anything left, worth a side trip?
Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:24 PM

For my 18th birthday we're going to New York and I was wondering if anything is left of the old Alco Works or if what is left is worth the hour trip? Any opinions would be great!

Steve

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Posted by OT Dean on Monday, December 24, 2018 12:33 AM

NWP SWP

For my 18th birthday we're going to New York and I was wondering if anything is left of the old Alco Works or if what is left is worth the hour trip? Any opinions would be great!

 

Steven, I noticed that no one has yet replied and it suddenly hit me: have you tried Google Maps?  There may be a Satellite View, or even a Street View--if you can discover the address.  Happy Holidays--and Happy Birthday, in advance!

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, December 24, 2018 2:43 AM

OT Dean
Steven, I noticed that no one has yet replied and it suddenly hit me: have you tried Google Maps?

I had posted a Youtube video of a short "then & now" of the site in the "Diner" thread.

 Alco_site2 by Edmund, on Flickr

One or two buildings remain, IIRC a steel service company and a truck repair shop.

 Alco_site by Edmund, on Flickr

Not even an Alco Souvenir Shoppe in sight!

 Alco_site5 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

This site has a nice photo slide show that shows some progression (?) of the site:

https://www.themohawkharbor.com/the-history-of-alco-schenectady

and here's the aforementioned Youtube video:

Hope that helps, Ed

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