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  1. Al Cyone says:

    Woo hoo! You’ve saved the best for last!

    As it happens, I was at Croton-Harmon yesterday (picking up a friend from the Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park) and saw a couple Amtrak trains come and go while waiting for her to take the shuttle bus from the park. Judging from the size of the parking lot, it looks like it’s a busy station (or “station stop” as they inexplicably say).

  2. Backshophoss says:

    The Hudson line was the 1st line to get High level platforms,from
    Harmon to MO tower in advance of the M-1’s arrival.
    It’s no suprize that almost all of the platfroms needed to be rebuilt.

  3. Al Brecken says:

    The view of the Poughkeepsie Bridge compells me to mention the railroad bridge that spanned the Firth of Tay in Scotland ; both were constucted at about the same time , but the Tay Bridge , which took five years to construct, “endured” for only five months. The bridge collapsed in 1879 when a train bearing 75 passengers was half-way across the bridge in the midst of a ferocious gale.

  4. Brian Hubert says:

    Love this website. Awesome artifacts. The Hudson Line is my home line and while I’m not a commuter no pleasure trip to NYC to see a Yankees or Mets game, go to a museum, or just see the Christmas stuff is complete without a trip on the Hudson Line from Poughkeepsie on Metro North or the stately Amtrak depot in Rhinecliff with it’s stately ex NYC statione complete with Spanish tiles on the roof and arched windows I think it was built in 1914 so it is close to 100 years old. I love the awesome scenery and the interesting history of the railroad and the towns it passes through. I’ve been a lifelong lover of all things rail and I’ve also developed an interest in the Revolutionary period so you can’t get a better combo of those two, than a trip on the Hudson Line. Hard to imagine that the tranquil Highlands section was once one of the most strategic areas during America’s War for Independence, and that coincidently that the third rail ends at Croton-Harmon, which was the Northern end of majority loyalist territory. Looks like us “rebel’s are stuck with p32’s and Maxi-Bomb sets or Amfleet’s.

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