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  1. Dayton says:

    In the early 1950’s, there were three or four sidings, a large brick passenger station and a larger frame freight station at this location. My first trips from here to Bridgeport were behind steam (wish I knew just what the locos were). Later trips were behind Alco RS models and, finally, on Budd cars. From Bridgeport, I rode to New York behind old flat bottomed electrics. In August of 1955, this area was devastated by flooding with the passenger station being almost completely submerged. If my memory is correct, the trestle south of the station was moved off the end piers by the force of the water. The rails of the main line were bent almost like pretzels. In October of the same year, another severe flood hit this area. After those disasters, the line went downhill rapidly and the stations were never rehabilitated. The platform was built several years later and I am not sure that the current platform is the one dating to that period.
    As an aside, I worked in the factory to the north of the station one summer and was very pleased that a train passed by every night when we had our second shift lunch hour.

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