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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Dobbs Ferry Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

A postcard of Dobbs Ferry station, and a portion of a Hudson River Railroad timetable from 1851, listing Dobbs Ferry station Welcome to Dobbs Ferry, one of the lovely Hudson Line stations with a great view of the mighty Hudson River. On the fourth of July, I spent the day exploring the Hudson Line, but ended up spending most of my time here. The waterfront view is quite lovely, and adjacent to the station is the aptly named Waterfront Park – reason enough for you to come and visit this place. Though the station used by Metro-North particularly noteworthy (besides...

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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Irvington Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

The namesake of Irvington – author Washington Irving. Also named Irvington – the first coal burner on the Hudson River Railroad. Over the past three years, I’ve visited almost every Metro-North station in order to bring you these Tuesday Tours. While seeing stations is nice, sometimes the interesting part is exploring the towns in which these stations lie. Whenever possible, I try to take the train for my explorations, which often times leaves me extra time to explore while waiting for the next train. I try to scout out stations on Google Maps before heading out, just to see what...

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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Garrison Trains History Photos Tuesday Tours

Excerpts from old Hudson River Railroad timetables, from 1853 and 1889, showing the station name as “Garrison’s.” If you’re looking for attractive views along the Hudson, Garrison might be the station for you. Garrison station is located along the waterfront, and from there are lovely views of West Point on the river’s opposite bank. Due to the proximity to West Point you may think that the name derives from some military installation, however the name is a reference to the Garrison family. The first Garrisons arrived in the area in 1786, but it wasn’t until 1803 that Harry Garrison purchased...

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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Ludlow Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Monthly pass from Ludlow, and a Domino Sugar postcard. Yonkers, just north of Ludlow station, has been the home to a sugar refinery for over 100 years. Today’s tour of the Hudson Line takes us to another of Yonkers’ railroad stations. Our visit to Ludlow will be relatively short, as there isn’t too much to mention here. The station is located just less than 14 miles from Grand Central, and is the southernmost Hudson Line station in Westchester county. Riverdale station is just south of here, and the main Yonkers station is north. Like many places along the line, the...

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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Greystone Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Photograph of Harriman station from the 1903 book Yonkers Illustrated. The station was renamed Greystone circa 1910. Greystone station in 1915. [image source] If you’ve been following me around on my tour of all of Metro-North’s stations, you most likely remember me visiting Harriman station, which is on the Port Jervis Line. However, there is another station, on the Hudson Line, that was also called Harriman in the past. The station now goes by the name of Greystone, and it is today’s stop on our tour of the Hudson Line. Greystone station is located in Yonkers, and approximately 17 miles...

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Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Peekskill Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Cropped postcard views of Peekskill station For today’s Tuesday Tour, we venture back up to the un-electrified territory of the Hudson Line, 41 miles north of Grand Central, and make a stop at Peekskill. Many Hudson Line stations have been recently renovated, however, the process still continues at Peekskill, hopefully to be finished by this fall. As such, the station isn’t much of a looker right now. Construction vehicles surround the tracks, orange cones sit on the platforms, and a portion of the overpass is blocked off. Although a minor inconvenience for passengers right now, when the station is complete...

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