Rails to the River: The Story of Newburgh’s First Railroad with Alex Prizgintas


Over one hundred years ago, when Newburgh was a prominent nexus within the northeastern railroad network and a focal point for trains crossing the river. The Newburgh Branch of the New York & Erie Railroad, build in 1850 was the city’s first connection by rail to the country and continued to do so until  its tracks were removed in the 1980s. Join local author and historian Alex Prizgintas on March 19th, 2023 at 3:00 PM as he uncovers the history of Newburgh’s first railroad, its transformation through time, and its appearance today.