5 Responses

  1. Al Cyone says:

    Fascinating stuff about the power station. I had no idea. Thanks.

  2. Old Geezer says:

    The artist’s conception of the renovation plan looks like a collection of Post-It notes stuck on a truncated oil derrick.

  3. Backshophoss says:

    Not sure if the power plant got the coal needed to run from the RR
    or barge,but there was a small yard in the area.
    A tower called GD was just north of the station.

  4. Al Brecken says:

    I aquired a 1905 issue of “The Street Railway Journal” that featured an article on the constuction of the Glenwood Power Station, a period when transportation companies had to provide their own power . The “standard” system at the time was 11,000 volts @ 25 cycles.

    Concomitant with Glenwood was the PRR’s generating plant at Long Island City, and then in 1907 the New Haven’s Cos Cob Power Plant that endured LONG after Glenwood and Long Island City power-plants were obsolete. I also aquired much documentation on the Cos Cob Plant and the New Haven electrification.

    A very interesting book , “Hudson Valley Ruins” has a chapter on the Glenwood Station and the hydo-electric power plant of the Albany & Hudson RR at Stuyvesant Falls in Columbia Ct.

  5. Dan says:

    Everybody seems to have info about the power station, but what about the origins of the railroad station?

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