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of classic railroad stations.
 
of classic railroad stations.
  
This site has been in place since 1996 and was the first of its type, cataloging railroad stations by state, on the internet. Subsequent state followed by others, for PA, NH, OH, and others.  
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This site has been in place since 1996 and was the first of its type, cataloging railroad stations by state, on the Internet. Subsequent states followed such as, for PA, NH, and OH.
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If you have photos, send them in: [mailto:info@existingstations.com email me]. A small credit line at the bottom is helpful, although I can add it. The photos of the old site were small to save space back in 1996. Now I'm standardizing on something around 1600 pixels wide.
  
 
==[http://ny.existingstations.com/w//index.php/Special:RecentChanges Recent Updates]==
 
==[http://ny.existingstations.com/w//index.php/Special:RecentChanges Recent Updates]==
  
*August 14, 2020 - Started updating [[Steuben]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*January 3, 2021 - Removed the B&A station from Canaan from the [[Verify]] page. It was disassembled but never reassembled any place. And it is believed the stones sold off.
*August 6, 2020 - Started updating [[Broome]] and [[Cortland]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
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*December 20, 2020 - Removed the BR&P brick freight house in Warsaw ([[Wyoming]]) It was demolished 12/20/2020.
*July 26, 2020 - Finished updating [[Wyoming]] and did more of [[Wayne]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*November 30, 2020 - Finished updating [[Steuben]] County with the addition of the Hornell photo.
*July 12, 2020 - Started updating [[Cayuga]] and finished [[Seneca]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
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*November 14, 2020 - Finished updating [[Erie]] County with new photos and updated data. The Erie/NKP station on Babcock St is gone in Buffalo (had become a yard office). Added the Buffalo & Lake Erie traction station in Angola.
*July 4, 2020 - Started updating [[Oswego]] and [[Wayne]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
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*November 10, 2020 - Added the Lehigh Valley's Swartwood depot [[Chemung]] County. Found by Ewa M. Wdzieczak-Smering and verified by the owner. This is a former Elmira, Cortland, & Northern depot.
* July 3, 2020 - Updated photos and data in [[Wyoming]]. The NYC freight house in Attica is gone.
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*October 17, 2020 - Finished updating [[Steuben]] County with new photos and updated data. The B&H Rheims depot was torn down.
* June 21, 2020 - Updated DL&W Groveland [[Livingston]] photo.
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*October 6, 2020 - Finished updating [[Tioga]] and [[Tompkins]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
* June 14, 2020 - Updated photos for southern [[Monroe]], northern [[Livingston]], and the village of Warsaw [[Wyoming]].
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*October 6, 2020 - Continued updating [[Cayuga]] County with new photos and updated data.
* June 13, 2020 - Updated photos and data in [[Schuyler]] and [[Yates]] Counties.
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*September 26, 2020 - Updated [[Niagara]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*September 26, 2020 - Started updating [[Erie]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*September 19, 2020 - Finished updating [[Cattaraugus]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*September 13, 2020 - Started updating [[Cattaraugus]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*September 13, 2020 - Finished updating [[Chautauqua]] County with new photos and updated data.
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*September 10, 2020 - Finished updating [[Allegany]] County with new photos and updated data.
 
* Please send updated photos in. See email below. A tip - if you are looking at a county, click the photo. You'll see a large version along with a history of the photos for that station below the photo. Most right now are going to have one photo. But if you look at a county I've updated, like Orleans, you'll see the current photo and an older photo. That gives you a chance to see how the station has changed. Also, if you click the main photo and it's been updated, you can see a larger version of it.
 
* Please send updated photos in. See email below. A tip - if you are looking at a county, click the photo. You'll see a large version along with a history of the photos for that station below the photo. Most right now are going to have one photo. But if you look at a county I've updated, like Orleans, you'll see the current photo and an older photo. That gives you a chance to see how the station has changed. Also, if you click the main photo and it's been updated, you can see a larger version of it.
 
* I'll be changing the Street column over to latitude & longitude. As I work through the counties updating photos, I've noticed not only the ones with missing streets but towns that have changed street names, especially those short or dead-end streets typically found around railroad stations. So "Railroad Street" where the railroad no longer runs becomes "Veterans Way", for example. Instead of dealing with all of that, I'll just convert it to Lat/Long.
 
* I'll be changing the Street column over to latitude & longitude. As I work through the counties updating photos, I've noticed not only the ones with missing streets but towns that have changed street names, especially those short or dead-end streets typically found around railroad stations. So "Railroad Street" where the railroad no longer runs becomes "Veterans Way", for example. Instead of dealing with all of that, I'll just convert it to Lat/Long.
 
* '''November 2019 Re-Launch - I've converted this site to a Wiki format to make it easier to maintain. I went through over 200 emails that I received since I last updated the (old) site, and you may notice fewer stations on each county page. The majority of these removals were due to fires or tear-downs. I've also updated some photos and other facts that were sent to me. I still have emails I'm going through, so stay tuned for more updates.'''
 
* '''November 2019 Re-Launch - I've converted this site to a Wiki format to make it easier to maintain. I went through over 200 emails that I received since I last updated the (old) site, and you may notice fewer stations on each county page. The majority of these removals were due to fires or tear-downs. I've also updated some photos and other facts that were sent to me. I still have emails I'm going through, so stay tuned for more updates.'''
  
* If you have photos, send them in: [mailto:info@existingstations.com email me]. A small credit line at the bottom is helpful, although I can add it. The photos of the old site were small to save space back in 1996. Now I'm standardizing on something around 1200 pixels wide.
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* If you have photos, send them in: [mailto:info@existingstations.com email me]. A small credit line at the bottom is helpful, although I can add it. The photos of the old site were small to save space back in 1996. Now I'm standardizing on something around 1600 pixels wide.
  
 
==Counties==
 
==Counties==

Revision as of 15:31, 3 January 2021

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.

This site has been in place since 1996 and was the first of its type, cataloging railroad stations by state, on the Internet. Subsequent states followed such as, for PA, NH, and OH.

If you have photos, send them in: email me. A small credit line at the bottom is helpful, although I can add it. The photos of the old site were small to save space back in 1996. Now I'm standardizing on something around 1600 pixels wide.

Recent Updates

  • January 3, 2021 - Removed the B&A station from Canaan from the Verify page. It was disassembled but never reassembled any place. And it is believed the stones sold off.
  • December 20, 2020 - Removed the BR&P brick freight house in Warsaw (Wyoming) It was demolished 12/20/2020.
  • November 30, 2020 - Finished updating Steuben County with the addition of the Hornell photo.
  • November 14, 2020 - Finished updating Erie County with new photos and updated data. The Erie/NKP station on Babcock St is gone in Buffalo (had become a yard office). Added the Buffalo & Lake Erie traction station in Angola.
  • November 10, 2020 - Added the Lehigh Valley's Swartwood depot Chemung County. Found by Ewa M. Wdzieczak-Smering and verified by the owner. This is a former Elmira, Cortland, & Northern depot.
  • October 17, 2020 - Finished updating Steuben County with new photos and updated data. The B&H Rheims depot was torn down.
  • October 6, 2020 - Finished updating Tioga and Tompkins Counties with new photos and updated data.
  • October 6, 2020 - Continued updating Cayuga County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 26, 2020 - Updated Niagara County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 26, 2020 - Started updating Erie County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 19, 2020 - Finished updating Cattaraugus County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 13, 2020 - Started updating Cattaraugus County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 13, 2020 - Finished updating Chautauqua County with new photos and updated data.
  • September 10, 2020 - Finished updating Allegany County with new photos and updated data.
  • Please send updated photos in. See email below. A tip - if you are looking at a county, click the photo. You'll see a large version along with a history of the photos for that station below the photo. Most right now are going to have one photo. But if you look at a county I've updated, like Orleans, you'll see the current photo and an older photo. That gives you a chance to see how the station has changed. Also, if you click the main photo and it's been updated, you can see a larger version of it.
  • I'll be changing the Street column over to latitude & longitude. As I work through the counties updating photos, I've noticed not only the ones with missing streets but towns that have changed street names, especially those short or dead-end streets typically found around railroad stations. So "Railroad Street" where the railroad no longer runs becomes "Veterans Way", for example. Instead of dealing with all of that, I'll just convert it to Lat/Long.
  • November 2019 Re-Launch - I've converted this site to a Wiki format to make it easier to maintain. I went through over 200 emails that I received since I last updated the (old) site, and you may notice fewer stations on each county page. The majority of these removals were due to fires or tear-downs. I've also updated some photos and other facts that were sent to me. I still have emails I'm going through, so stay tuned for more updates.
  • If you have photos, send them in: email me. A small credit line at the bottom is helpful, although I can add it. The photos of the old site were small to save space back in 1996. Now I'm standardizing on something around 1600 pixels wide.

Counties

Links

Links to other NY station sites and a few in the rest of the U.S.

Verify

Please check here and help locate missing stations.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions.