New interpretive signs highlight Alco history

SCHENECTADY -- The rejuvenated city riverfront where people now live, relax and gamble was once the site of a factory where the biggest locomotives in the world and tanks that helped win World War II were built. A new set of interpretive signs along the Alco Heritage bicycle trail tells the story of American Locomotive Co., from before its founding in 1847 to its post-World War II decline, to its closure in 1969. The massive industrial buildings remained along a half-mile of Erie Boulevard until 2014, when they were demolished to make way for Mohawk Harbor. Schenectady County has paid $30,000 for the signs to remind people riding, jogging or walking past the site that the land here has a dee

Schenectady County Legislature Honors Alco Heritage at Mohawk Harbor

New Trail Markers Unveiled Celebrating Role in Transportation and Military History (Schenectady County, NY) New signage that celebrates the history of the American Locomotive Company (Alco) is now in place along a two mile bike-hike trail on Schenectady’s rejuvenated waterfront. Sponsored and funded by the Schenectady County Legislature, the new trail signs celebrate the history of Alco. From 1847 to 1969, the Alco plant in Schenectady built some of the biggest and best locomotives the world has ever known. Tanks manufactured by Alco played a major role in helping the United States win World War II. The former Alco site is now home to the $500 million Mohawk Harbor development including t

Harbor Jam at Rivers Casino Schenectady will return next summer

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today that Harbor Jam, its inaugural summer concert series at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, will be back next summer. The highly touted concert series was a big hit with Capital Region concertgoers and received glowing reviews for its diverse musical lineup and beautiful outdoor setting on Schenectady’s reawakened waterfront. “We could not be happier with the success of our first summer concert series at Mohawk Harbor," said Rivers Casino & Resort Assistant General Manger Justin Moore. “Working with our partners at the Galesi Group, we set out to bring a free concert experience that would not only be entertaining, but unique to the Capital Reg