THE BRIDGE LINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Station & other Railroad Building Photographs


The following photographs are not intended to be wonderful photographic studies. The current series of photos were taken by me at various times from the late 50's onward. The intent of this posting is to begin placing reference material on the web for the use of modelers. This may be to promote ideas of that unusual building or trackside detail. It may be to provide architectural details as to window details, color or trim of the many and varied D & H stations. There will also be some shots of interesting stations in "off the beaten path" locations, such as a Seaboard Air Line depot in the deep south, west of Tallahassee, Florida, in the early 60's.

If you have similar photos, you may want to join in the fun and loan your photos to help build the collection. (As long as John Shaw is willing! {or space holds out, which ever comes first!}) As time permits, we will be adding other categories, such as freight houses, telephone shanties, unusual track configurations, unusual railroad equipment, mile markers, and some interesting line side industries. If you have suggestions, feel free to let us know at either:

John A. Shaw or Fred B. Cupp

If you have photos but cannot find a scanner, contact either of us and we will try to help out. Most of us have interesting photos in our collections. Let's share them.!

Other New York station photographs can be found at Charles P. Woolever's Railroad Stations in NY State

Fred B. Cupp

(Note: Unless otherwise noted, color photos are Kodak Gold 200 speed; Camera is Canon AE-1.)


The Bridge Line Historical Society announces a limited-edition reprint of the Delaware and Hudson Company's June 1928 classic book:  
1928
Exact Reprint of 1928

Passenger and Freight
Stations

Originally published by the D&H for its Annual Inspection of Lines in June 1928, the book lists each station served by the D&H and includes a brief history of each stop and photographs of each station building used to serve that community. Long out of print and very highly sought, this reprint is a faithful reproduction of the original book, hardbound with colored covers, over 350 pages with gold foil stamping, and over 250 photographs of D&H passenger and freight stations.

The print run is strictly limited to 500 copies. Each copy will be numbered within the series. Cost is $65.00. 

This project is one of a continuing series designed to promote and preserve D&H railroad History. Please include $6.50 shipping per book, NYS residents must add sales tax of $4.88 per book. Please send $65.00 per order + Tax and Shipping as applicable to:

Bridge Line Historical Society
P. O. Box 13324
Albany, NY 12212

(Non- U.S. resident shipping surcharge is $7.50/book)

D&H Main Offices, Albany, NY

STATIONS

On Line Buildings


D&H Main Offices, Albany, NY

The Delaware and Hudson Railway erected and occupied this building as its headquarters in 1915.  It is currently the home of the State University of New York's System Administration.


STATIONS


Delmar Station
Delmar Station This photo found for me by Jim Bachorz. The photographer is not known. Delmar is the location where I spent many happy hours in the mid 40's. Judging from the clues in the background and the fact that the 2 big Dutch elm trees are gone from in front of the station, it was taken about 1950.

Port Henry Station Port Henry Station
Taken in midsummer 1998. The station is now being used as a local Senior Citizen's center and for local meetings. The CP Alco, an ore car and the Mt. Moriah & Lake Champlain's homemade caboose are the start of a display/museum on the site.

West Port Station
West Port Station Also midsummer 1998. Looking to the south, past the station. The machine by the track is a boring machine, driving a fiber optic cable underground, past the station. Also the backhoe at the right.

West Port Station

Roof details at the north end of the passenger shelter. A baggage wagon is parked in under. The indistinct blobs are large flower planters hanging from the roof.



West Port Station General view of the station. No, those aren't passengers waiting for a train. Just my family members patiently waiting for the photo shoot to get done.

West Port Station Detail of the dormer windows in this model. Compare these with the dormers at the Cambridge station. The stations are similar in overall design, but very different in the details

West Port Station Detail of the roof overhang support braces.

West Port Station Baggage wagons, 'nuff said.!



Cobleskill Station
Cobleskill Station Station at Cobleskill, about 1970. While the station is decidedly run down, the tracks look well cared for and shiny. View is looking at the west (r.r. south) end.


Cobleskill Station Front center of the station. Of particular interest is the curved "eyebrow" attic windows. Unlike the Cambridge and Westport stations, there were no living quarters in the attic here.




Cobleskill Station Looking toward the east (r.r. north) end. The M of W trucks parked at this end, (it was Sunday), suggest that the station was used to store supplies and provide an office for the maintainers.



Cobleskill Station West end of the station, trackside, summer of 1998. Notice the construction materials lying about. The station was being renovated for use as a restaurant in the freight house end, (west), and a bar in the waiting room end, (east).


Cobleskill Station Center of the station, approximately like the 1970 shot. The office area in the center of the building apparently is used for the manager's office and perhaps storage.


Cobleskill Station The east end, shows the obvious location of the kitchen. Note the refrigeration units for meat coolers and the giveaway smoke exhaust blower over the grill.


Cobleskill Station Flat on view of the east end. This gives a view of the many crazy roof angles and cupolas on the roof. Again, there is an "eyebrow" attic window on each end of the building.



Cobleskill Station This is to show the unusual accent pieces along the roof edge. They are non-functional, only there for visual effect.

Cobleskill Station Almost flat-on view of the street side showing the entrances. The main door has a beautiful oval etched glass design window. This obviously is new. It could have never evaded vandals for all those years. The interior woodwork is original and is in excellent condition. Many layers of paint were removed in the restoration effort. If ever in the area, be sure to stop in and look around.


Cobleskill Station Continuation toward the west end of the street side. The bar is in this end. Incidentally, the new proprietor has decorated with many locomotive photos. They are not all D & H, however he would love to have some nice D & H shots to replace the unrelated ones. He seemed very friendly.

Cobleskill Station Last shot of the west corner.


Altamont Station
Altamont Station Altamont station as seen from the track side in 1996. Due to a gas station and dense growth along the track, a better angle was not possible. This station now serves as a dentist's office as I recall.

Altamont Station Altamont from the parking lot or street side. Although the Altamont and Cambridge stations are roughly the same size, Cambridge and Westport have living quarters, (or at least a room), in the attic while Altamont does not. The "eyebrow" windows are smaller than the ones on the Cobleskill depot.


Cambridge Station
Cambridge Station Cambridge station as seen from the track side, 1996. No fancy attic windows here. Plain ordinary double-hung sash. This place is for sale. Hmmmm. . Live upstairs and put model railroad on main floor.!

Cambridge Station Cambridge station from the street side. The Cambridge hotel, built in 1860, is right across the street. Interesting place to look at, but not much to sleep in. Too many ghosts.!


Whitehall Station
Whitehall Station Platform shelter as seen from trackside, looking north, 1993. Note the tiny "Amshack" at the north end.

Whitehall Station Only the roof of the station can be seen over the jungle of weeds.

Whitehall Station Shelter roof over the walkway from the platform toward the station. This is shown not to make you sad, but in case you need any construction details.

Whitehall Station Trackside view from north end of platform looking south.


Plattsburgh Depot
Plattsburg Station Plattsburgh depot looking north. Definitely showing the "French Provincial" influence in the design, as evidenced by the numerous corner towers and spiked tops on the tower roofs.

Plattsburg Station Looking to the west, into the afternoon sun. (Taken like a true tourist!) Sorry about the dark front, but I was only there for a short time.

Plattsburg Station Likewise, this view looking southwest isn't much better, but it does show off the roof design.


Windsor Station

1969

   
Windsor Station
Windsor, NY, almost on the border with PA. Photo taken about 1969. This was on the line between Nineveh Junction and Starucca viaduct. The "backside" of Windsor station. Can't you just imagine an old REA truck backing up to the loading door?
Windsor Station

2007

As you can see below, the station is in very poor shape. (Mary Sweeney Photos)  
Windsor Station:2007
Windsor Station:2007
Windsor Station:2007
North Creek Station
Phase One Grant Awarded!
Updated July 19, 2007
Friends of the Susquehanna River Rail-Trail Inc is pleased to announce that the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program has awarded the Friends of the Susquehanna River Rail-Trail a grant to finance the acquisition of the first leg of the trail. This purchase will extend from the village of Windsor south to the Pennsylvania state line, and includes the old Windsor Train Station pictured above, which the organization intends to preserve. The station has been submitted to the registry of historic places.
North Creek Station

2013

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2013-Windsor Station


The station has been purchased by the Village of Windsor , It is earmarked to be a local history museum known as the "Charles L English Windsor Museum. The museum intent will be for both railroad memorabilia and local history displays. Much volunteer work already undertaken, building is secure, (and dry) windows restored, new electric service, and interior wiring, plumbing. Major needs a this time involve roofing materials and exterior paint work.

2013-Windsor Station
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North Creek
North Creek Station

North Creek Station

North Creek Station

North Creek Station

North Creek Station


Ft. Edward
Ft. Edwards Ft. Edwards Photograph of D&H GP38-2 #7303 passing by the station at Ft. Edward, NY. Photograph by Ken Buckman, Broken Knuckle Video Productions, ęcopyright. Used by permission.


Poultney, VT station & freight depot

Poultney, VT Poultney, VTPhotographed by Roger Smith while on vacation in Poultney, VT, August-2007. Station and Freight house look well preserved.



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Plattsburgh Roundhouse
Plattsburg Roundhouse Plattsburg Roundhouse
Views of Plattsburg Roundhouse. Sad sight, in about 1992

Scranton Freight House
  Plattsburg Roundhouse
Plattsburg RoundhousePhotos By Michael G. Rushton

Updated:  April 25, 2013

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