abandoned railroad station

This old rail station was replaced with a new one on the other side of the tracks. There are 3 sets of tracks here. two are active, the other is not. I looked at a few maps & only see 2 lines shown, which would make sense. The current rail station is on the easternmost track, which is for commuters. the middle track is for freight, and then you have the westernmost track which is where this old station is. There is a section in the middle of the station where there used to be a set of stairs that led… to a parking lot. The stairs were filled with concrete and dirt.

Since posting this, the remains have been torn down and removed.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mike on April 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Hi, just wanted to drop you a line about one of my favorite spots, not only for the fact that it’s an abandoned RR station (though that’s cool) but because it’s a great spot for watching freight trains, one of my hobbies. The station that’s located near Mt Vernon St and (I think its named) Railroad Ave is one that’s been mentioned on your site and I frequent a few times a week to watch CSX freight trains there on the CSX River Line. The current scoop on the location is that the new “station” is actually a commercial office occupied by Slattery Marketing Corp., the two rail lines nearest the new station are used currently solely for CSX freight operations (though a return of passenger rail is possible), and the far track that you mentioned you thought to be abandoned is actually used by New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad somewhat frequently primarily for local freight and switching operations between Little Ferry Yard (in Ridgefield) and points north in Bergen County. You may have noticed this since writing the piece on the station, since you live nearby, but I just thought I’d let you know.

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    • Posted by lostinjersey on April 7, 2009 at 9:11 AM

      Actually I have noticed, like at 1AM when those trains are banging into each other… grrrr

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