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  1. mike says:

    Articles in Rense.com called how gm stole and destroyed the street car rail roads….

  2. Al Cyone says:

    Maybe the most mis-pronounced station name too? I found a short video on YouTube and was surprised by how the automated announcer pronounced “Noroton”.

  3. Bob says:

    So that building at the east end of the parking lot just below Noroton Ave. is the old station? Darn, I missed that one too, and I even stumbled across it a couple of weeks ago when I was out taking pictures (of former New Canaan Branch station locations). I saw it while I was getting back on 95, stopped and looked at it, but figured it was probably an old freight station so didn’t photograph it. I’ve got to remember in these days of digital photography, take the picture first and figure out what it is later.

    I always used to pronounce Noroton Heights incorrectly too (with accent on the first syllable) until I heard it announced on the train.

    • Emily says:

      Yep, that was it! It isn’t the first time I missed an old station too – I missed Bethel which is further down the street and is now a bike shop. Anyways, I noticed that you had been out taking photos at stations, I think it was you that uploaded a photo of Fairfield Metro on wikipedia? There is some psycho editor over there that rules those Metro-North pages with an iron fist… he finds linking to this site “inappropriate” (he also took offense to SubwayNut’s site, I think he’s mad because we don’t “donate” our photos to wiki) but has no qualms about using it as a historical source, hah.

      • Bob says:

        Yup, my son thought it was soooo cool that you could update wikipedia that we spent a couple of nights looking for station pages without pictures and added a bunch of them, and that was one. I even dared to correct a couple of pages (Suffern & Whitehall). Anyway, I noticed at least one of your link-backs survived, on Sharon Station. I guess because it’s NYCRR not Metro-North. You’d think they’d be happy to link over since you actually do a ton of research (unlike me who’s much too lazy – I just put up a few pictures and say yeah, I was here). Hope you’re enjoying exploring the Port Jervis Line (I think that’s where you said you were going next). Went under the Moodna Viaduct this weekend while trying to trace an old Erie line from Greycourt to Newburgh.

        • Emily says:

          I took pics of PJ back in… October I think it was. Maybe September, can’t quite remember. Did the whole thing in a day, which wasn’t too terrible. I don’t think any of the photos came out that stellar, besides a few decent ones at Moodna, and the abandoned O&W in Middletown, which I’ve posted already. One of my favorites was definitely Tuxedo, but at the time some large group of people rented the place out… I think a lot of the shots have some fairly drunk people wandering around, hah.

  4. Ben says:

    You can see the former Noroton Heights station in image 10 (3rd row, on the right) if you enlarge the shot. The old station is the red structure on the left.

    What’s also neat is that there is still a small section of the old (ca. 1960’s?) still standing – to the right of the station in the same shot.

  5. Ben says:

    I left out a word!

    I had meant to say —
    What’s also neat is that there is still a small section of the old (ca. 1960′s?) CANOPY still standing – to the right of the station in the same shot.

  6. Adam says:

    Question Emily, is the former Kent Road station going to get a say in the Tuesday Tour? Figure it might be an interesting.

    • Emily says:

      There actually were no plans to do that… in fact I didn’t really know about Kent Road until fairly recently. Is there anything left at Kent Road to even go look at, or are you thinking more historical stuff? I popped on Google Maps and I think I found where the parking lot was, but I don’t seem to see much else.

  7. Al Brecken says:

    Re; “Noroton Heights in the 20’s ” photo; Stamford to New Haven was electrified in 1914

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