You're right Spike! The Hudson Valley ROW IS the road to Ballston Spa Little League. The road from Mechanicville came that way. If you know where the Haunted Hayrides are on Route 67, the old Hudson Valley ROW cuts through the property. They actually run the hayride down the old ROW.
There was a wye at Malta Ave. It headed north there to Saratoga, crossing the Kaydeross, and swung into the Village of Ballston Spa. The ROW was right alongside Malta Ave. It turned left onto Milton Ave, then hung a right onto Front Street where it ended at the Medberry Hotel. The line North from Ballston Spa did cross Northline Road. You can see where the ROW crossed and a culvert on the righthand side. The old D&H ROW and the combined SRC and HV ROW is right before the new CPRail mainline. They've recently cleared the area and you can see the ROW and a giant culvert from Route 50. Stand in Stewarts parking lot, look across the street and you'd be blind not to see it.
Yes, after the D&H bought the Schenectady Railway and Hudson Valley, they did consolidate ROWs through Ballston Spa, but the original line north was kept open during the summer to bring people right to Geyser's Park, present day SPA Park.
SARATOGA LAKE RAILFAN wrote:Engineer Spike
The Schenectady interurban track was right next to the D&H tracks. (less than 20 feet*.) On the East side of the present tracks(quarter mile) was the HudsonValley Interurban line. You can still see some of the right of way today. It can be seen on the connector road from Malta Ave to rt 50. The road leading to the Ballston Little League field sits right on the original right of way. I am not sure about this but I think the Hudson Valley entered Ballston via Malta Ave. I am not aware of any entrance into Ballston Spa by the Hudson Valley from the southern part of Ballston like the Schenectady interurban did via Ballston Lake. Also the Hudson Valley line shut down their track to Saratoga when the D&H bought the whole shooting match. They all then (interurban lines) went to Saratoga on the old Schenectady interurban track.
There is a third Inter Urban player in Ballston also. This was the line from Ballston Spa up along the Kaydaross which served the paper mills . They interchanged with the D&H (steam) just about between the fire house and Dunkin Donuts (on rt 50 as you exit Ballston to the north. Ballston Spa was a rail& interurban mecca at one time. There were three interurban (electric) and one steam railroad in the village limits.