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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.
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.


See the FAQ for what the column headings mean.
[[FAQ|See the FAQ]] for what the column headings mean.


—Charles Woolever
—Charles Woolever
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*November 21, 2021 - Updated the photos of the NYC Phelps stations, [[Ontario]] County, and the LV station at P&L Junction, [[Livingston]] County. All three are at the Genesee Valley Country Museum in Mumford NY. Ontario County is now done with photo updates.
*August 1, 2022 - Finished [[Cattaraugus]] County with a photo of the WNYPT station in Olean. Provided a current and period photo composite.
*October 15, 2021 - [[Hamilton]] County now has no stations left. The last was the NYC station at Nehasane.
*June 19, 2022 - Finished [[Schoharie]] County with the addition of the U&D South Gilboa station photo.
*October 12, 2021 - Truly finished with [[Madison]] County now as I got a photo of the the West Shore's Ballina depot from its owner.
*June 19, 2022 - Finished [[Delaware]] County with updated data and new photos. The O&W Delhi station has been torn down and a new building put up. It was here: [https://google.com/maps/place/42.27103,-74.92007 42.27103,-74.92007]. The D&N station at Andes was the standout.
*October 5, 2021 - Updated the West Shore Ballina depot, [[Madison]] County. It was moved again several years ago. I updated the location and changed the name from Rippleton, which was incorrect. Photo coming soon.
*June 1, 2022 - Added the FJ&G Urban shelter in [[Schenectady]] County.
*October 3, 2021 - Started [[Herkimer]] County with updated photos and data.
*May 31, 2022 - Mostly finished [[Saratoga]] County with updated photos and data. The Ballston Terminal's Rock City Falls shelter is, unfortunately for my legs, surrounded by stinging nettles. A winter photo would be better. The D&H South Corinth depot is moved and posted and well down the road it's on. Also, the D&H Elnora depot is next to a parking lot but the lot has a shiny, new chainlink fence around it, blocking access. The old photos for these three will suffice for now.
*October 3, 2021 - Finished [[Essex]] County with updated photos and data. Removed the D&H Willsboro depot as it's now gone (CP replaced with a prefab office trailer).
*May 30, 2022 - Finished [[Schenectady]] County with updated photos and data.
*October 3, 2021 - Finished [[Clinton]] County with updated photos and data with the exception of Dannemora. Removed the D&H West Chazy freight house, D&H Peru, and the entry for the D&H Mooers Junction passenger depot as the depot is actually gone and the photo showed the former coal building.
*May 30, 2022 - Finished [[Albany]] County with updated photos and data.
*October 3, 2021 - Finished [[Lewis]] County with updated photos and data with the exception of Deer River (now in [[Oswego]] County.)
*May 30, 2022 - Finished [[Oneida]] County with a photo for the NYC McConnellsville passenger depot. The depot was moved to the Erie Canal Village, which is now closed.
*October 3, 2021 - Finished [[Jefferson]] County with updated photos and data.
*May 14, 2022 - Added the NYC Carter passenger flagstop, [[Herkimer]] County. It's been moved not far from where it was originally in use. Thanks to Matt Giardino.
*Sept 22, 2021 - Removed the D&H's Greenfield ([[Saratoga]]) station that was off South Greenfield Rd. The owners recently tore it down. This should not be confused with the Kings station near Greenfield off Route 9N and Porter Corners Rd.
*May 14, 2022 - Finally got a photos for NYC Woodgate, [[Oneida]], and NYC Big Moose, [[Herkimer]] Counties. Thanks to Matt Giardino for taking them.
*Sept 19, 2021 - Finished [[Madison]] County with updated photos and data. Removed the O&W Stockbridge depot as it's now gone. Also, the WS Rippleton station has been moved again and I need to locate it. I have some info.
*May 13, 2022 - Finally got a photo for NYC Beaver River [[Herkimer]] County. Thanks to Matt Giardino for taking it.
*Sept 19, 2021 - Removed the New York & New Jersey's Bardonia ([[Rockland]]) station that was at SR 304 and Bardonia Rd. It's now a CVS.
*May 9, 2022 - Added a New York Central freight house photo in Buffalo, [[Erie]] County. The photo is for the last "NYC Buffalo F" entry. This marks Erie as fully updated with new photos.
*Sept 5, 2021 - Finished [[Montgomery]] County with updated photos and data. Removed the FJ&G Albany Bush depot as it's now gone.
*May 1, 2022 - Updated [[Otsego]] County with new photos and updated information. Removed the D&H freight house in Otego. It has been torn down. Added the SNY Jordanville station photo in [[Herkimer]] County.
*Sept 5, 2021 - Finished [[Fulton]] County with updated photos and data.
*April 2, 2022 - Updated most of [[Herkimer]] County. Still missing three. Can you help?
*Sept 5, 2021 - Finished [[Schoharie]] County with updated photos and data. Finally got a photo for the D&H Barnerville shelter. The U&D depot in South Gilboa with be tackled with [[Delaware]] County.
*Sept 5, 2021 - Added the D&H shelter for Delanson to [[Schenectady]] County with a photo.
*July 25, 2021 - Started [[Oneida]] County with updated photos and data (the updated ones have lat/long info). The DL&W depot at Washington Mills is removed, torn down in 2020. The Oneida Railway's Building #269 is added.
*July 10, 2021 - Finished [[Chenango]] County with updated photos and data.
*July 10, 2021 - Finished [[Broome]] County with updated photos and data for Windsor and Ninevah.
* Please send updated photos in. See email below. Please try to send full-sized photos from your cell or other digital camera. 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. Please try to send full-sized photos from your cell or other digital camera. 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.

Latest revision as of 20:05, 1 August 2022

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.

See the FAQ for what the column headings mean.

—Charles Woolever

Recent Updates

  • August 1, 2022 - Finished Cattaraugus County with a photo of the WNYPT station in Olean. Provided a current and period photo composite.
  • June 19, 2022 - Finished Schoharie County with the addition of the U&D South Gilboa station photo.
  • June 19, 2022 - Finished Delaware County with updated data and new photos. The O&W Delhi station has been torn down and a new building put up. It was here: 42.27103,-74.92007. The D&N station at Andes was the standout.
  • June 1, 2022 - Added the FJ&G Urban shelter in Schenectady County.
  • May 31, 2022 - Mostly finished Saratoga County with updated photos and data. The Ballston Terminal's Rock City Falls shelter is, unfortunately for my legs, surrounded by stinging nettles. A winter photo would be better. The D&H South Corinth depot is moved and posted and well down the road it's on. Also, the D&H Elnora depot is next to a parking lot but the lot has a shiny, new chainlink fence around it, blocking access. The old photos for these three will suffice for now.
  • May 30, 2022 - Finished Schenectady County with updated photos and data.
  • May 30, 2022 - Finished Albany County with updated photos and data.
  • May 30, 2022 - Finished Oneida County with a photo for the NYC McConnellsville passenger depot. The depot was moved to the Erie Canal Village, which is now closed.
  • May 14, 2022 - Added the NYC Carter passenger flagstop, Herkimer County. It's been moved not far from where it was originally in use. Thanks to Matt Giardino.
  • May 14, 2022 - Finally got a photos for NYC Woodgate, Oneida, and NYC Big Moose, Herkimer Counties. Thanks to Matt Giardino for taking them.
  • May 13, 2022 - Finally got a photo for NYC Beaver River Herkimer County. Thanks to Matt Giardino for taking it.
  • May 9, 2022 - Added a New York Central freight house photo in Buffalo, Erie County. The photo is for the last "NYC Buffalo F" entry. This marks Erie as fully updated with new photos.
  • May 1, 2022 - Updated Otsego County with new photos and updated information. Removed the D&H freight house in Otego. It has been torn down. Added the SNY Jordanville station photo in Herkimer County.
  • April 2, 2022 - Updated most of Herkimer County. Still missing three. Can you help?
  • Please send updated photos in. See email below. Please try to send full-sized photos from your cell or other digital camera. 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.