New York Central Railroad Stations

grand-central-Terminal

Grand Central Terminal In NY City

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Hudson Division

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YonkersNY

Yonkers, NY

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Tarrytown

Tarrytown, NY

Not an AMTRAK stop, but important for Metro North

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Beacon, New York Station

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PoughkeepsieNY

Poughkeepsie, New York Station

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Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck-Kingston

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hudsonNYStation

Hudson, New York

The Amtrak stop in Hudson was originally built for the New York Central Railroad in 1874. This red-brick, single-story station features a decorative cornice, wide eaves and a hipped roof with tall arched windows. Volunteers have operated a snack bar inside the depot since 1975; proceeds support the local Hudson Day Care Center.

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Rensselaer

Rensselaer Station, New York

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AlbanyUnionStation

Albany, New York

This building was once the headquarters of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. Picture complements of Detroit Publishing Company. Around 1930, NY Central wanted to move PAYROLL there. They did not have enough room, so they went to Utica. Read why the station went to Rensselaer.

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Read about a miniature version of the old Troy Union Station

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Mohawk Division

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Schenectady

Schenectady

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UticaUnionStation

Utica, New York Union Station

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romeNY

Rome, New York

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Syracuse to Buffalo

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SyracuseOldRailwayStation

Syracuse, NY (1936 station)

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RochesterTrainStation

Rochester, NY

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Buffalo_Central_Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal

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RailroadStationsPanarama

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Harlem Division

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Bronxville, New York

Bronxville, New York

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ScarsdaleNY

Scarsdale, New York

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Hartsdale, New York

HartsdaleNY

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White Plains, New York

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NorthWhitePlains

North White Plains, New York

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PleasantvilleNY

Pleasantville

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mount_kiscoStation

Mount Kisco

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Goldens Bridge NY

Goldens Bridge

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CrotonFallsNY

Croton Falls

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Brewster

Brewster New York

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Southeast_train_station

Southeast

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Patterson_train_station

Patterson

PawlingNY

Pawling

DoverPlains

Dover Plains

WassaicNY

Wassaic

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MillertonNY

Millerton

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ghentnewyork

Ghent, New York

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Chatham, New York

Chatham, New York

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Boston & Albany

Claverack

Claverack, New York

 

 

 

Putnam Division

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Adirondack Division

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St Lawrence Division

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Catskill Mountain Branch

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West Shore

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Cleveland Union Terminal

Story by Emily Moser (Author of I ride The Harlem Line)

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Detroit

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Chicago

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A New Hudson Bridge, Revived Beacon Line, HYPERLOOP and More

The Maybrook Line was a line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad which connected with its Waterbury Branch in Derby, Connecticut, and its Maybrook Yard in Maybrook, New York, where it interchanged with other carriers.

If one looks at the most popular Pages on our WebSite, over half directly reference the Maybrook Line. Lot’s of folks have an interest in it. The “Maybrook Line” was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned. This piece of the railroad carried freight from Maybrook Yard, across the Poughkeepsie Bridge to Hopewell Junction where it joined a line from Beacon. The railroad then went to Brewster, then Danbury, and finally to Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven.

WHY and How To Fix The “MAYBROOK LINE”?

Container port/intermodal facility/rail bridge

The construction of a railroad bridge between New Hamburg and Marlboro is likely the least expensive place to build a Hudson River crossing between Manhattan and Albany.    The stone for ramps, sand and gravel for concrete and a steel beam assembly and storage area would be right on sight.  All materials and equipment could be transported by barge or boat.  The bridge itself would have only four or five piers (the most costly part to build) since the Hudson River is about the same width as it is in Poughkeepsie.

The Hudson River component connects Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties to the world economy (finished goods, spare parts, components parts, raw materials, food stuffs) and the railroad and interstate road components connect these NY counties to the rest of North America (US, Mexico, Canada).

With the container port/intermodal facility/rail bridge, the flow in and out of raw materials, spare parts, partially finished goods, foodstuffs and components will allow for new industries and businesses to locate near this facility and add to the tax base of these three NY counties: Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.

Although the Dutchess County Airport is a tiny regional airport with a 5,000 foot runway, it has some big potential. The airport land extends a mile Northeast of the present runway end at New Hackensack Road and borders on the former New Haven Maybrook Line/Dutchess Rail Trail. As the NY Air National Guard gets crowded out by international air traffic at Stewart International Airport their operation could be moved over to Dutchess Airport without disrupting the lives of the guard members and their families through forced relocation.

Beacon itself is exploding with “developer” activity, and it needs a trolley or light rail for the city only to transform back into a pedestrian oriented city.

Other activities include: Solidization of rail links in Connecticut to handle increased traffic; a possible HYPERLINK for improved service along the Beacon Line and in/out of New York City 

Now you are going to ask. What does the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority have to do with the “BEACON LINE”? IT OWNS IT! Must realize that NYCMTA is a “regional” organization. With all that went on with Penn-Central and CONRAIL somebody had to own it!

So what would a “revised” rail line look like?

To begin with, the line from Maybrook to the Hudson River is gone. Railroads that previously entered Maybrook can reach the Hudson River and head up the old West Shore to the proposed bridge at New Hamburg. But the old Poughkeepsie Bridge is no longer in service, as well as the tracks to Hopewell Junction. At Marlboro, trains would take the old New York Central Hudson Division to Beacon, New York. Yes, with both Metro North and Amtrak using the Hudson Line, it may require an additional track.

From Beacon trains would travel the Beacon Line over the Housatonic Railroad to Derby-Shelton, Connecticut. Trains would go to Cedar Hill Yard. Some traffic may go to Long Island. With traffic revitalized, other trains will even go to Waterbury!

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