Welcome to our New York Central Railroad Stations WebSite
This WebSite shows many of the stations that belonged to the old New York Central System. The station pictured here is in Utica, New York. The station was built between 1912 and May 1914, replacing an older structure dating from 1869. The building was designed by New York architects Stem and Fellheimer. The Boehlert Center at Union Station is a train station served by Amtrak and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Utica, New York. It is owned by Oneida County, and named for retired U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford.
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Our starting point is New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
Leaving Grand Central Terminal we pass 125th Street Station in Harlem and cross into the Bronx at Mott Haven. Hudson Division trains turn out here while Harlem Division trains and "Yankee Trains" continue straight through the multi-track interlocking. Further on, the old Putnam Division branches out. Check out Harlem Division, Putnam Division and New Haven Railroad stations. As we reach the mighty Hudson River and head North, a swing bridge carrys a rail line South to Penn Station, today's destination for Amtrak. This line used to extend even further South and was known as the West Side Freight Line.
Following the Hudson River 33 miles North we come to Croton-Harmon.
This used to be two separate stations with Harmon being the larger of the two and also the site of the maintenance shops for the electric locomotives that entered New York City. Take a look at Croton and Harmon stations .
After Croton-Harmon, we roll through many old NY Central, now Metro-North Commuter Railroad, stations including Peekskill, Beacon, and Poughkeepsie.
On the other side of the Hudson River we notice another railroad. It is the West Shore. Meeting the West Shore at Kingston are the Wallkill Valley Branch heading through New Paltz to a meeting with the Erie Railroad; and the Catskill Mountain Branch to Oneonta.
Our next stations are Rhinecliff and Hudson before arriving at Albany
At Schenectady, there was an interlocking that controlled access to the Troy & Schenectady Railroad. At Troy, the Troy Union Railroad hosted the New York Central, the Delware & Hudson and the Boston & Maine.
After going through Schenectady (home of the General Electric Company), Amsterdam and several other towns until we stop at Utica.
Utica was the base for the Adirondack and St Lawrence Divisions.
The Utica Union Station
connected to the Lackawanna,
Ontario & Western, and NY Central-owned
The Adirondack Division went to Saranac Lake, with a branch to Lake Placid, then to Malone and finally to Montreal.
The St Lawrence Division went from both Utica and Syracuse to Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena. A line went West to Oswego and on to Niagara Falls alongside Lake Ontario; stopping at many small towns like Wolcott.
Opened in 1999 the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center is the long-distance ground travel (rail and bus) terminal serving the Syracuse, New York area. It is served by Amtrak, Greyhound Lines, and Trailways, and is located in the north of the city.But the older stations that served Syracuse both before and after the tracks were elevated to preclude street running. Syracuse was important for freight because of the huge Dewitt Yard.
Rochester had many important industries including Kodak.
Their magnificant station disappeared before anybody could do anything about it. At least Albany and Syracuse converted to other uses while Utica is still active.
Buffalo Central Terminal was an important connection to many railroads.
It is also a rail history preservation project, a great urban redevelopment project, a railfan favorite, and IMPORTANTLY something that could help the economic recovery of Buffalo.
Tower City Center (formerly known as Cleveland Union Terminal) is a large mixed-use facility located on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
The facility is composed of a number of interconnected office buildings, including the landmark Terminal Tower, a shopping mall, two hotels, and the main hub of Cleveland's three rapid transit lines.
Detroit had a really great station because it was the headquarters of the Michigan Central Railroad.
Too bad it cannot be restored.
Chicago was the rail capital of the United States.
The "Great Steel Fleet" from Grand Central landed at Lasalle Street Station. Along the way, the fleet went through Elkhart, South Bend, Gary and Englewood. Big Four trains went to Central Station.
Yes, Chicago was the rail capital, but much traffic needed to go West to East and escape Chicago. New York Central had several answers on a Chicago Bypass. One was the Peoria & Eastern Railroad. Trains from the West evaded delays in Chicago and went through Indianapolis
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