• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

Become a Volunteer Guide on Amtrak

Trails and Rails volunteers and Amtrak employees board train

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News Release Date: January 18, 2012
Contact: Joe LaLumia , (518) 573-8628
Contact: Scott Rector, (845) 229-9115 Ext 2025

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2012

For further information please contact: Joe LaLumia at 518-573-8628

All Aboard! Become a Volunteer Guide on Amtrak

Cohoes/Hyde Park, NY - If you like trains and history, please come to a National Park Service volunteer recruiting session on Saturday February 4 at 1pm in the Erie Canalway/Peebles Island Visitor Center at 1 Delaware Avenue, Cohoes or on Sunday February 26 at 1pm at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites at 4097 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park.Email or call Volunteer Manager, Joe LaLumia atnytrailsandrails@gmail.com (518) 573-8628 to reserve your seat and learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity.Also, please visit the National Park Service Trails and Rails website at: www.nps.gov/findapark/trailsandrails.htm

Volunteers are provided uniforms and training on the history of the area, then are scheduled aboard the Adirondack or Maple Leaf trains to present various educational programs about the significant examples of the natural, cultural, and historical resources of each route.Three national parks represented along the train routes are Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield) and Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.To find out more about these parks and programs call Scott Rector at 845-229-9115x 2025 or email at e-mail us

Did You Know?

Inside the Vanderbilt Powerhouse

The Vanderbilt Mansion was the first home in the Town of Hyde Park to have electricity. They had their own hydroelectric power plant built on the property.