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.
See the FAQ for what the column headings mean.
- February 6, 2022 - Well, slow went to fast for updating the photos for Nassau County with the help of Fred Heggi. Only two photos left to update.
- February 2, 2022 - Slowly updating the photos for Nassau County with the help of Fred Heggi.
- January 6, 2022 - Removed the NYC Mount Vernon (Westchester) freight house. It was torn down in the early 2000s.
- 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.
- October 15, 2021 - Hamilton County now has no stations left. The last was the NYC station at Nehasane.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 3, 2021 - Started Herkimer County with updated photos and data.
- 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).
- 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.
- October 3, 2021 - Finished Lewis County with updated photos and data with the exception of Deer River (now in Oswego County.)
- October 3, 2021 - Finished Jefferson County with updated photos and data.
- 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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