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  1. Emily says:

    Thanks, from you that really means a lot. And I was hoping you would say you’d join us :D We’ll have to see who else can attend. Otto, perhaps? Gregory Grice, if he isn’t being pursued by the police? :P

    • Heather says:

      I wouldn’t mind coming depending on when you do it, as you know I need to expand my horizons beyond hanging around the Waterbury station ;)

    • Emily says:

      The first set of photos I took were abysmal. They really were. I will not lie, you are part of the reason I wanted to go back. But I am soooo glad that I did.

  2. Tyler says:

    Wow, what a renovation. It’s so nice that these historic stations are being saved and reused rather than being torn down.

    One of my home stations, Worcester Union Station, was abandoned in 1975 and was a total wreck. Amtrak and commuter rail passengers used an “Amshack” next door. In the late ’90s, the entire station was renovated at a cost of $32 million, including the construction of two reproduction towers to replace the ones removed in 1926 due to excessive vibration. The new interior is absolutely gorgeous!

    Oh, and…

    “The real reason we’re here, however, are the trains.”

    I think your days of pretending you’re not a railfan are over. Welcome to the club!

  3. Dave says:

    What kind of cuisine will they be serving there?

    • Emily says:

      Check out their website here. It looks like they have two different menus, but they both say “sample” so it might not be the final menu they use when the place opens.

      • Dave says:

        Wow, it looks like they serve a little bit of everything. I like that the Tavern menu has foods to share. And I dig the aesthetic. Thank God for adaptive reuse. The way to do a meet and greet would be for everybody to take the train, obviously.

  4. Jesse says:

    Hi Emily –

    I have been following your blog for quite some time…gongrats on a truly outstanding job!

    Yes…kindly keep me posted if you decide to have railfan get-together…

    Additionally, I would be willing to assist with logistics, if req’d…

    Finally…I believe the Mamaroneck station was moved to make way for the NYW&BR Port Chester extension, completed in 1929…


  5. Otto Vondrak says:

    Wonderful tour of Mamaroneck, Emily! The Mamaroneck station was moved in 1926-1927 to make room for the two tracks of the New York, Westchester & Boston Ry’s Port Chester Branch. The NYW&B was a subsidiary of the New Haven Railroad, and there were many joint stations, notably Port Chester, Rye, Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Larchmont. I have more information about Mamaroneck on the NYW&B here. The NYWB only operated for 10 years through Mamaroneck before it was shut down and ripped up in the 1940s. The space where the tracks and platform were are now occupied by additional parking.

  6. Emily says:

    That I saw. Patch was also “kind” enough to yank the photos, but couldn’t even give me a link back.

    • Emily says:

      Oh, The Loop I don’t mind at all. But I got pissed at Patch, after they sent me a few obnoxious emails they took the pictures down.

  7. David Morrison says:

    Had dinner at the Club Car this past week. The food was fantastic and the staff was very proficient and friendly. It was a great experience. The building is beautiful too. What a wonderful restoration job was done on this historic structure. I’ll certainly go back and I’ll recommend this place to my friends. Dave Morrison

  8. Marchella says:

    It all seems Good! What Bee Line Bus goes to Mamaroneck, NY?

  9. travelsonic says:

    Fun fact: The tunnel that went from the station building to the New York, Westchester & Boston platforms (which were where the parking lot is currently) is currently being used as the wine cellar for the restaurant occupying the station building (whatever it’s called now – I forgot honestly).

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