Postcard of Millwood, and the final passenger service timetable on the Putnam Division. Timetable from the collection of Otto Vondrak.
Frank Schlegel photograph of Millwood station
Yes, I suppose this is a bit of a joke. I’m not really doing a tour of the Putnam Division, although I have been to a few of the stations. We must, however, pay our final respects to Millwood, which was one of the few remaining Put stations. Was being the keyword there. On Wednesday morning, Millwood station was demolished, just days after I posted that a demolition permit was applied for. Truly sad.
On Friday I visited the spot where Millwood once stood. I thought in my head I’d at least see some sort of hint that there was something there. Some material strewn all over the ground, a hole or overturned dirt, anything. But there was nothing. It was torn down and covered up too well. I suppose this is why we must photograph everything – you never know when something will just suddenly disappear.
In other news, your real Tuesday Tour, of Otisville on the Port Jervis Line, will be posted later on today!