December 27-28, 1866
Railroad Train in a snow-drift. The severe blizzard brought heavy snow to Upstate New York and interior New England. Albany received 20" snow, Troy, NY picked up approximately 2 feet, and Syracuse was buried by more than 2 feet of snow.

Source of image: Harper's Weekly, January 19, 1867

The New York Times reported of the storm in Troy: "The severest snowstorm experienced here since 1836 occurred yesterday [December 27] and last night. About two feet of snow has fallen, and the streets are completely blockaded. No railroad train has reached the city since yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and none have left since the time. Trains are snowed in on every road leading to the city. On the Troy and Boston Railroad two trains lay all night within two miles of the city, unable to get down. The snow was so seep that the passengers could not be reached by carriages, and had to remain all night."

Source: “The Hurricane,” The New York Times, December 29, 1866.