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The 1936 Hudson River Ice Jam  

  The winter of 1936 was a tough one for maintenance on the Adirondack Branch. A large build up of ice combined with high water can have disasterous effects in the flood plains of the Hudson River. The large blocks of ice get pushed around and crush everything in their path, including railroad tracks.
  The worst hit area was near Thurman and Stony Creek where sections of the railroad bed were washed out.  The pictures here show the cleanup efforts of the D&H crews.
  Click on the photos for a larger view.

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