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  1. Heather says:

    It makes me happy to see that they preserved this station, and I agree, the whole library thing seems really fitting.

    It makes me sad when towns could care less about their railroading history. Torrington, CT recently tore down their old station because they just left it there to rot to the point of no return :(

    • Emily says:

      Torrington is a good example of that. I remember reading about that before it got torn down. Never got to see that one.

      Canaan on the other hand, which is not too far away, are very much proud of their history. Their station was a victim of arson, but yet they rebuilt. If you haven’t been there, I would definitely suggest going, especially since it isn’t too far away from you.

  2. Tyler says:

    What a beautiful expansion. The old Boston & Albany depot in Westborough, Mass, was added on to a couple years ago and the expansion doesn’t match at all. It’s not quite as ugly as the new station built a mile down the tracks in the ’90s, but that’s not saying much. Oh well.

  3. Keith says:

    Great piece!
    No one is as familiar with the comings and goings of the now defunct Putnam division than Joe. I saw him a few weeks ago at the train show in Old Greenwich. Having his books and DVD’s it gives you great insight into what was (and could have been) in Westchester county. If he is giving any walking tours of the line (he does 1 or 2 a year even at his age) they are well worth taking. Joe is a great guy and is more than willing to share his knowledge of the Put with anyone interested.

    Now I remember the Briarcliff library in the late 80’s early 90’s still having that “It’s not really a library” feel. It does though seem nice to have the addition keep in the spirit of the original building. I wonder if they have his books as well as Westchester’s Forgotten railroads in stock?

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