The first phase of the NYC rebuilding at Fishkill Landing starting in 1913

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Fishkill Landing NYC station before the reconstruction.

Beacon Historical Society collection

It looks like the photographer was standing on the old road bridge over the main line. This area today is the Beacon train station for MTA Metro North.

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NYC station at Fishkill Landing before reconstruction

Beacon Historical Society collection

At far right you can see the freight area that would be used for the passenger service during the reconstruction.

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Fill operations to expand Fishkill Landing.

Beacon Historical Society collection

In the distance, on top of Mt Beacon you can make out the shape of the dance hall and casino. Just down a bit and to the left of the casino you can just make out the slanting tracks of the Mt Beacon Inclined Railway. Some of D. W. Griffith’s early silent films were shot on Mt Beacon.

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Old ferry dock on Fishkill Landing Point.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The reconstruction moved the old ferry dock facilities to a new location just north of the point next to the new train station.

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Reconstruction is under way.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The road to the old ferry dock on the point runs off into the distance. The trolley is turning onto the old road bridge over the NYC main line. The CNE station is gone. It used to be about where that big pile of dirt is left of center. Behind the pile of dirt you can see the water tower for the former NY&NE car ferry yard. By 1913 there were no more car ferries but there was still a freight dock in service for river boats and barges.

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NYC freight at Fishkill Landing.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The old ferry dock on the point is in the distance and the newer ferry building is left of center. This ferry building is temporary until the new ferry docks are built about in the center of this photo. A new train station will also be built in the center.

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Fishkill Landing/Beacon Ferry in 1912

Richard Teed collection

This ferry building was torn down after the new ferry building was completed in late 1913. In 1912 this was Fishkill Landing. In 1913 it became part of the City of Beacon.

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Construction begins on the new ferry building.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The temporary ferry building is at left with the “Ferry Lunch” next to it. At right is the beginning of work on the new ferry building. In the foreground there seems to be parts of foundations of buildings torn down to make way for the new track alignment.

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New track alignment at Fishkill Landing.

Beacon Historical Society collection

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The new ferry building is completed.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The new ferry dock seems to be in operation in December 1913. You can see a boat near the dock. The old passenger station is still in place but many other buildings are gone to make way for the new NYC mainline alignment.

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New ferry in full operation.

Beacon Historical Society collection

It seems to be a breezy day in May 1914. The flags are standing out on the new ferry building and also on the ferry boat at far left.

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Pedestrian bridge at the north end

Beacon Historical Society collection
At the north end of Fishkill Landing yard there was a pedestrian bridge for access to the dock area. This would have been a great place to watch the construction work.

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Fishkill Landing ferry

Beacon Historical Society collection

In this view of the Fishkill Landing ferry and yard you can see the pedestrian bridge at far right. The new station will be built to the right of where the teams are coming off the ferry.

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New station construction has begun.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The foundation of the new station seems to be in place in the center. The pedestrian bridge is very evident at far right. In the foreground is the street leading to the bridge over the NYC main line.

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New station foundation

Beacon Historical Society collection

At lower right is the foundation of the new train station while freight and passenger service continues in the background.

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NYC passenger train at Fishkill Landing.

Beacon Historical Society collection

Construction on the new station continues in the foreground while a NYC passenger train stops at the temporary facility in the background. You can see a group of people walking from the train toward the new ferry building.

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Station construction from a boat on the river.

Beacon Historical Society collection

A bit more of the new station building is beginning to show in this view from a boat in the river.

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Fishkill Landing NYC freight yard.

Beacon Historical Society collection

In this general view of the Fishkill Landing yard you can see the new pedestrian stairs up to the new road bridge at far left. They are at the new main line alignment which had not been built yet.

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The new road bridge is in place.

Beacon Historical Society collection

A new steel road bridge has replaced the old bridge over the main line. In this photo both bridges are shown. From the looks of the road approach, it seems like the new bridge is not yet in use. You can see the pedestrian stairs leading up to a walkway on the new bridge. Note in the center background that the temporary ferry building and launch are now gone.

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Fishkill Landing road bridge.

Beacon Historical Society collection

The photographer was standing on the new road bridge to take this picture of the old bridge. New station construction continues in the background.

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