In the early 1990s, I had been compiling a database of existing railroad stations in New York. After gathering about 200 stations, I decided to construct a web site. While researching these stations has been personally rewarding, I feel that sharing this information on the Internet helps others who are interested in the history and preservation of classic railroad stations.
A building used for the transfer of passengers and/or freight between a railroad and a town. Different railroads traditionally may have used other designations, depending on the railroad or how large the building or town is. This list contains all buildings designated by railroads or historians as stations, depots, and freight houses. The stations on this page represent classic stations built before the advent of Amtrak and not including modern stations, platforms, or commuter shelters.
The county table is organized by county and contains all 62 counties of New York State. Almost every county is linked to a page containing all of the known stations in that county. There are a few counties that do not have links; these are some of the counties that make up and surround the New York metropolitan area. I have not included the Metro NY area because of the large number of hard-to-classify commuter, subway, and train stations.
Apart from being part of the New York metropolitan area (see #4), these large stations have enough books and web pages dedicated to them. People around the world are familiar with them and know of their existence.
If you have any photos you'd like to contribute, please e-mail me. Let me know what stations you have photos of. I'll let you know if I already have a photo.
I didn't forget it. It's not there because the site only deals with New York State -- not Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Ohio. There are other sites for those. See my Links Page.
As the title implies. the site only covers stations that are still standing.
I am not a travel agent so I don't know. Try contacting your local travel agent, or search the web for travel agencies or Amtrak itself. I only list stations as an historical aid.
In this case, I will put the station on the Verify Page until I can get confirmation that it really is still there.
That is part of the Lehigh Valley station in Rochester, NY. It was scanned from an old postcard in my collection.
The design is based on the PRR name plate found on their towers. Specifically, it is inspired by a slide I have of the tower at DL&W Jct. in Mt. Morris, NY.
The list of links on this site pertain only to stations and structures in New York State. Also included are some other sites dealing with stations in general around the U.S. I do not link sites that are just general railroad sites.
If you have a link you'd like to see on the Links Page, e-mail me.
Please do not e-mail me concerning railroad employee records. I have no knowledge about what happened to the a particular railroad's employee records, nor do I even know if they still exist. I have no way to help you find your long-lost grandfather who worked for the railroad in any state, so please don't waste my time and yours by asking me--I don't know.
There's nothing wrong. You're probably using an older browser without Cascading Style Sheets support. As of 2/19/2001, Existing Railroad Stations in New York State relies upon Cascading Style Sheets (better known as CSS) for the majority of its look and feel; this means you'll need to use a CSS-enabled browser to get the full effect. Style sheets allow me to make changes and enhancements much more easily than I was able to with the previous design, and allow me to bring my code up to current information-sharing standards. Browsers that don't support CSS are still be able to interpret and display the site; they'll just present it in a comparatively humdrum fashion.