Existing Railroad Stations in New York State
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.
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- 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?
- March 3, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Columbia County with the help of Fred Heggi.
- February 27, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Rockland and Warren Counties with the help of Fred Heggi.
- February 25, 2022 - Added the LV station in Cayuta, Schuyler County. It's been moved and is now a house. I have a temporary photo up and need to get a better one. Thanks to Keith Bednar for this one.
- February 25, 2022 - Added the Western New York and Pennsylvania Traction waiting room and office in Olean, Cattaraugus County. Thanks to John Redden for this one.
- February 24, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Dutchess and Orange Counties with the help of Fred Heggi.
- February 19, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Bronx and Queens Counties with the help of Fred Heggi. Only seven remaining. Can you help?
- February 14, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Westchester County with the help of Fred Heggi. Only ten remaining. Can you help?
- February 8, 2022 - Made a lot of progress on updating photos for Suffolk County with the help of Fred Heggi. Only four remaining. Can you help?
- February 7, 2022 - Well, slow went to fast for updating the photos for Nassau County with the help of Fred Heggi. Only one photo left to update.
- February 2, 2022 - Slowly updating the photos for Nassau County with the help of Fred Heggi.
- 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.
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Links to other NY station sites and a few in the rest of the U.S.
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