Commerce and Industry Heritage | Schenectady/Edison
Special | 1m 1s
In the 1800s, Schenectady was a hub for locomotive building and eventually the home of the American Locomotive Company. In 1886 inventor Thomas Edison relocated Edison's Machine Works there. Eventually the company was renamed the General Electric Company and Schenectady became known as "the city that lights and hauls the world."
Aired: 12/31/13Video has closed captioning.