Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger station.

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Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger station.

Postby JPoland » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:17 pm

For years I assumed that the old library was the passenger station but this is not the case so where was it?
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Re: Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger stat

Postby nydepot » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Alfred Station was here - https://goo.gl/maps/reR4mV3fUQp

I don't recall ever seeing anything closer to AU. "The Depot at Baker's Bridge" references stage rides to AU from the station. The Alfred depot was a very nice depot and certainly much grander than anything a small town like Alfred Station needed. I assumed it was that way handling traffic with AU.
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Re: Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger stat

Postby Windseeker1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:37 pm

When I went to SUNY Alfred in the late 70s, the station was still standing and was a bar at the time. I believe it fell prey to conrails scorched earth policy. The station was, fittingly, in Alfred Station. There was no station in downtown Alfred proper.
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Re: Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger stat

Postby JPoland » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:23 pm

What about the branch that ran into town?
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Re: Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger stat

Postby nydepot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:51 pm

There was no branch. Do you have a map that shows a branch? You can look at topos on historicaerials or regular maps on historicmapworks. No branch into town that I have. The book I mentions is pretty through on the Alfred topic. That's all it covers. No branch.
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Re: Alfred College Station Branch location of Passenger stat

Postby Windseeker1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 pm

As above, there was no branch.
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