Biography of R. E. Dunston
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Dunston, R. E., general manager of the Saratoga Traction Co., is anative of England, and there studied civil and electrical engineering, in which lines he was employed for some years before coming to America. He is an expert electrician and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of London, England, and of the American Society of Electrical Engineers. He was appointed general manager of the Saratoga Traction Company in May, 1897, and in December, 1897, was made superintendent of the Saratoga Northern Railroad. The Saratoga Traction Company operates the electric road from Saratoga Springs to Saratoga. Lake and from Saratoga Springs to the Geysers. The original projectors of the road received their charter on July 8, 1889, and built the last named branch; on June 30, 1892, the road was purchased by the Union Electric Railway Co., who built the lake division. In June. 1896, the present company acquired the property, and it is their intention in the near future to extend the Geyser division to Baflston Spa and possibly to Mechanicville. The Saratoga Northern Railway has acquired the property and franchise of the old Mt. McGregor Railway, which is at present a narrow gauge steam road, and it is their intention to equip the same electrically, changing the gauge to four feet eight and one-half inches, and extend it to the village of Glens Falls, twenty-two miles north of Saratoga. When this is done a connecting link will be built joining the tracks of the Traction Company with those of the Northern road. Mr. Charles H. Davis of New York is the chief engineer of both these enterprises, which is a guarantee that Saratoga county will soon be second to none in the matter of trolley roads.


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