"In the field" railroad history adventures...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Noroton Heights Train Station

What a surprise right nearby but never seen yet!  

The former Noroton Heights railroad station was looking mighty fine despite the cloudy weather. It's now a youth center and the ugly  (pitiful!) Metro North replacement is just a bit further west. Love the caboose!


Historical Details

When high-level platforms were being constructed along the line in the early 70s, the Noroton Heights station was repurposed to became the home of Darien EMS Post 53, and served as their headquarters for 16 years. After Post 53 relocated to a new building across the tracks, the old depot was set to be demolished. Fortunately, it was saved from that fate when a youth center acquired it in 1989. The Depot is a drug-free gathering spot for young people. The Depot >


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Schenectady Train Station

While briefly upstate on family business, I grabbed the opportunity to visit the new Schenectady Train Station. Nice job Amtrak!
Some great history tidbits in the back
Stairwell to the train tracks