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  1. Al Cyone says:

    For those of us of a certain age, Brewster will always be the hometown of Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) from the classic late 60s sitcom, “That Girl” (just as New Rochelle will always be the home of Rob & Laura Petrie).

    • Dan says:

      Yeah, but for some reason, the opening theme has her on the line along the Eastern Spur of the New Jersey Turnpike, around where Secaucus Junction is today.

  2. Old Geezer says:

    Quote: “There was once a turntable and roundhouse where steam engines could be serviced, but was removed when that technology became obsolete.”

    I ride from Brewster for the most part and I can’t picture where this could have been. The line is pretty much in a valley the whole way. Even the area at the”Southeast” (formerly Brewster North) yard seems too small for such an installation. Was it off to the west on one of the abandoned lines? Just curious.

    • Emily says:

      Technically the yard was at Putnam Junction- slightly north from Brewster station. Brewster is at mile post 51.9, Putnam Junction was at 52.3, and the yard was to the west of that.

  3. Richard says:

    Thanks for the pictures Emily.They bring back a lot of memories.I can’t say I used Metro North much until 20 years ago because my sister had moved from the Bronx up to New Fairfield. Then I had to learn a new way of catching trains.I was so used to using the subway and knowing what train was what because they had signs on the train that and you pretty much knew what the train was and where it was going.When I first used Metro North I was headed for Brewster and wound up taking the train to Stanford.I didn’t realize it till i finally saw the conductor and asked if this train was going to Brewster.He said no you have to catch one of the blue trains.The train I caught was red.I had to get off several stops up and go back to Fordham Rd station and start all over.

  4. Kevin says:

    Brewster is my first train station as well. Trips into the city as a teenager with friends and later as a monthly pass holder when I commuted almost daily to a job very close to Grand Central. Thinking of my 5 minute commute now its hard to believe I once did that daily.
    thankfully they changed Brewster North to Southeast and city friends were less confused when visiting.
    Now I prefer to drive to Goldens Bridge. I usually head into the city for evening events and the parking is much, much closer to the station.

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