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Rail baron spent much time in Saratoga

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Sometime this spring, a $91 million construction project will begin laying down a much-needed second set of railroad tracks between Schenectady and Albany.

The single track between the region’s two largest cities is a bottleneck in the rail system felt all the way to Cleveland, given the heavy freight traffic that moves through the Mohawk Valley.

But it wasn’t that long ago — within living memory — that there were four tracks. Two paired ...

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