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Internet helps others who are interested in the history and preservation
 
Internet helps others who are interested in the history and preservation
 
of classic railroad stations.
 
of classic railroad stations.
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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 state followed by others, for PA, NH, OH, and others.
  
 
==[http://ny.existingstations.com/w//index.php/Special:RecentChanges Recent Updates]==
 
==[http://ny.existingstations.com/w//index.php/Special:RecentChanges Recent Updates]==
  
* December 23 2019 - Hoosick Falls Passenger station is now history, having been demolished. Rensselaer county.
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*August 6, 2020 - Started updating [[Broome]] and [[Cortland]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
* November 26 2019 - I'm done with the old emails. New emails have been coming and and since it's so much easier to update, the new emails are done too. Many new, replacement photos. Thanks!
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*July 26, 2020 - Finished updating [[Wyoming]] and did more of [[Wayne]] County with new photos and updated data.
* November 20 2019 - I'm down to 29 emails. The remaining emails are new stations to add or at least get on the verify list. See the [http://ny.existingstations.com/w//index.php/Verify Verify link] below. That's been updated as well.
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*July 12, 2020 - Started updating [[Cayuga]] and finished [[Seneca]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
 
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*July 4, 2020 - Started updating [[Oswego]] and [[Wayne]] Counties with new photos and updated data.
* 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.
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* July 3, 2020 - Updated photos and data in [[Wyoming]]. The NYC freight house in Attica is gone.
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* June 21, 2020 - Updated DL&W Groveland [[Livingston]] photo.
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* June 14, 2020 - Updated photos for southern [[Monroe]], northern [[Livingston]], and the village of Warsaw [[Wyoming]].
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* June 13, 2020 - Updated photos and data in [[Schuyler]] and [[Yates]] Counties.
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* '''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.
 
* 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.

Latest revision as of 23:00, 6 August 2020

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 state followed by others, for PA, NH, OH, and others.

Recent Updates

  • August 6, 2020 - Started updating Broome and Cortland Counties with new photos and updated data.
  • July 26, 2020 - Finished updating Wyoming and did more of Wayne County with new photos and updated data.
  • July 12, 2020 - Started updating Cayuga and finished Seneca Counties with new photos and updated data.
  • July 4, 2020 - Started updating Oswego and Wayne Counties with new photos and updated data.
  • July 3, 2020 - Updated photos and data in Wyoming. The NYC freight house in Attica is gone.
  • June 21, 2020 - Updated DL&W Groveland Livingston photo.
  • June 14, 2020 - Updated photos for southern Monroe, northern Livingston, and the village of Warsaw Wyoming.
  • June 13, 2020 - Updated photos and data in Schuyler and Yates Counties.
  • 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 1200 pixels wide.

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