Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Otisville 7

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Otisville Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Old Erie station at Otisville, photograph by James E. Bailey, dated 1909. This station was located closer to downtown Otisville, the current Otisville station is in a different location. Though it feels like we’ve just begun our tour of the Port Jervis line, in reality, we’re almost complete. Of course,...

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Middletown Town of Wallkill 9

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Middletown Town of Wallkill Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

“So, boss, where do we fit the Metro-North logo?” “I don’t know, just slap it wherever there’s some room!” I’m sure this is the post you’ve absolutely been dying for… the moment we officially crown Metro-North’s station with the longest name. Middletown Town of Wallkill is certainly a mouthful… And...

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Campbell Hall 5

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Campbell Hall Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

  Early 1900’s views of the Erie’s Campbell Hall station, which was on the Montgomery Branch. The current Campbell Hall station is now located on what was the Graham Line. As we continue our tour of the Port Jervis line, the next stop we arrive at is Campbell Hall. While...

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Salisbury Mills – Cornwall 5

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Salisbury Mills – Cornwall Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Continuing our Port Jervis Line tour where we left off last week, we depart Harriman station, bound for the next station on the line, Salisbury Mills – Cornwall. We’re still moving along what was once known as the Graham Line (named after Chief Engineer Joseph M. Graham), which was created...

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Harriman 7

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Harriman Trains History Photos Tuesday Tours

  The two above photos were on a single postcard, showing the old and new stations at Harriman. The station at left was known as Turners, and was replaced with the station on the right in 1911. From the collection of Steve Swirsky. As we continue north on our tour...

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Tuxedo 3

Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Tuxedo Trains History Photos Tuesday Tours

  Postcard views of Tuxedo, from the collection of Steve Swirsky. While taking a ride on the Port Jervis Line, you will travel through Metro-North’s most rural territory. Although the trees and greenery along the route can be quite scenic, the stations along the line are rather rudimentary, bare-bones facilities....