This line was originally a B&A route that connected to a car ferry that provided interchange between the B&A and the NYWS&B. The east end beyond Claverack met the Harlem Div. at Ghent and had a paired track arrangement to Chatham.
When the line was abandoned east of Claverack, ADM eventually bought the old cement plant and converted it into a grain facility. We handled unit grain trains, usually about 67 cars and had the problem of running the loads uphill to ADM. 5 4-packs could handle about 22 loads with plenty of sand and dry rail. In addition to the hill, there was a couple of blocks of street running through town.
There were a couple of other consignees in Hudson. Also, there was an NYC&HR branch that went SE up the hill to another cement plant, but that was abandoned c. late 1960's IIRC..