This is intended to be a comprehensive listing of every bit of railbed that ever saw tracks in New York State. The numbered tracks are chapter numbers from Kudish's Railroads of the Adirondacks. In general the railroads are substantially within New York State. Trolleys end in -trolley. Often the major owner of the track is given in the first name of the track, e.g. pennsy- is the Pennsylvania Railroad's tracks within New York State.
This same data is also available as a shapefile on my New York Railroad Routes page.
Compiled by Russell Nelson. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maps by Google. GPX spec
Other interesting sites:
View the entire listing of railbeds.
northern-electric.unfinished.ny: trace it against OpenStreetMap, Google Map, download a GPX track for your GPS receiver, or click NYS locator for topo map: