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Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:47 pm

I thought this would be interesting to start introducing this topic. As I go through my research of the Erie, I'm looking for the oldest standing stations throughout the 999 mile main line and all spurs/branches/sidings/trackage rights. We know in Jersey, the oldest one in active service is Ramsey-Main Street. Supposedly, Cochecton is the oldest station depot in New York, but I've deemed that not true :P. Let's make a flowing list and I'll keep maintenance.

(Bold means oldest known)

1840s
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Monroe (original station) - 1841 (Newer one built in 1913, was burned down by an arsonist in July 1977)

1850s
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Cochecton / Lake Huntington - 1850
Addison - 1852
1860s
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Livonia - 1860
Susquehanna - 1863
Goshen - 1866
Elmira - 1867
Ramsey - 1868

1870s
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Allendale - 1870
Fairmount Avenue - 1870
Hillsdale - 1870
Park Ridge - 1871
Pearl River - 1871
Pompton Plains - 1872
Butler - 1872
Maywood - 1872
Wortendyke - 1872
Wyckoff - 1872
Englewood - 1872
Tenafly - 1872
Demarest - 1872
Piermont - 1873
Waldwick - 1873
Darien Center - 1873
Spring Valley - 1874
Avon - 1875
Bardonia - 1875
Greenville - 1875
Hammondsport - 1875
New City - 1875
South Dayton - 1875
Hornell - 1878
Mount Ivy - 1878
Owego - 1879
Attica - 1879

1880s
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Hamburg - 1881
Stroudsburg - 1882
Newburgh - 1883
Chicago - Dearborn Station - 1883
Tuxedo - 1885
Cohocton - 1885

1890s
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Pine City - 1890
Salisbury Mills - 1890
Washingtonville - 1890
Port Jervis - 1892
Oradell - 1893
Mountain Avenue - 1893
Hawthorne - 1894
Rheims - 1896 (Technically B&H stations were deemed part of the Erie)
Middletown - 1896
Glen Ridge - 1896
Cherry Creek - 1896
Callicoon - 1898
Rutherford - 1898
North Collins - 1898

1900s
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Salamanca - 1904
Pompton Lakes - 1904 (replaced a train car that served as a station after the original depot burned)
Watchung Avenue/Park Street - 1904
Caledonia - 1905
Industry - 1907
Ho-Ho-Kus - 1909

1910s
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Wellsville - 1911
Gowanda - 1912
Silver Springs - 1912
Glen Rock - 1914 The Main Line station
Mahwah - 1915
Chester - 1915
Little Falls - 1915
Ridgewood - 1918

1920s
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North Tonawanda - 1922

1930s
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Radburn - 1930
Jamestown - 1931

1940s
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Suffern - 1941

1950s
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Corry - 1951
Montclair - 1952
Arden - 1955 (Possibly the last station depot ever built by the Erie before the 1960 merger. Its interdependent on when Rowe Street was built.)


There's several more that I have to add as I find dates for them ;). Post the ones you know!
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby frank754 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Nice work again, Adam. I had no clue some of them were that old. Since you seem to be also listing NYS&W stations (which rightly so was part of Erie for a while), the Hawthorne NYS&W station was built in 1894 and is being moved just a bit north. My favorite is Waldwick, as that's where I graduated HS in 1971, and back then the old station was open (now it's a closed and they have a small one across the tracks), but it's a candidate for restoration, as was the now-restored WC tower. around 1969-71, the agent was Gene, from Paterson, and as both me & my mom used to ride the train a lot to Paterson, he let me climb up into the attic one time, and I retrieved some ticket sales ledgers and some card waybills from around 1912. Still have a few of them. He still kept that big silverish belly stove going inside the station back then in winter, and it felt nice and toasty coming inside. Got to see the inside once again here in May, 2009:
http://viewoftheblue.com/photography/njrails09_1.html
Back around 1969, too, there was an underground passage under the (then) 4 tracks, which was filled in in favor of a pedestrian bridge. I believe Allendale still has an underground passage.
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:34 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 83,,0,4.65

The shelter that was once the Southfields Station stands. Thanks R36 Combine Coach for the photo. What sucks is that I passed this in March looking for the station up at the Red Apple Rest. XD
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:15 pm

Awesome job, Adam. You should set this up as a Wiki page!
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:25 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:Awesome job, Adam. You should set this up as a Wiki page!


Have been working on that for god knows how long.

(I've written for Wikipedia for 5 years, most of the research is my work on there.)
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby izzy1975 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:14 pm

is this post just about stations or freight houses too.....if thats the case...the freight house in oswego is from oswego-syracuse Railroad period. And its still standing
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:07 pm

izzy1975 wrote:is this post just about stations or freight houses too.....if thats the case...the freight house in oswego is from oswego-syracuse Railroad period. And its still standing


Just passenger stations really. Also the Oswego/Syracuse has no relation to the Erie.
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby izzy1975 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:29 pm

ok its not a passenger station....but i was under the assumption that the O&S was taken over by the DL&W.....oh well another place another time i guess
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:44 pm

izzy1975 wrote:ok its not a passenger station....but i was under the assumption that the O&S was taken over by the DL&W.....oh well another place another time i guess


Yeah, just Erie. No Lackawanna in this thread ;)
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Mr.S » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 am

What about railway stations built by the N.Y. L.E. & W. RR -ERIE- backed rail lines such as..
The A.& GW/N.Y. & PA. & O.
Buffalo & Southwestern RR

And others through out the ERIE RR rail system in NY State and other states?
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Re: Oldest standing Erie stations

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Wed May 25, 2011 2:57 pm

Here is the updated list after several months of updating and more research. I am still getting shortchanged of dates, but these are what I have so far.
(Bold means oldest & newest known)

1840s
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Monroe (original station) - 1841 (Newer one built in 1913, was burned down by an arsonist in July 1977)

1850s
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Cochecton / Lake Huntington - 1850
Addison - 1852

1860s
-----------------
Livonia - 1860
Susquehanna - 1863
Goshen - 1866
Elmira - 1867
Ramsey - 1868

1870s
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Allendale - 1870
Fairmount Avenue - 1870
Hillsdale - 1870
(original) Mahwah - 1871
Park Ridge - 1871
Pearl River - 1871
Pompton Plains - 1872
Butler - 1872
Maywood - 1872
Pompton Plains - 1872
Wortendyke - 1872
Wyckoff - 1872
Englewood - 1872
Tenafly - 1872
Demarest - 1872
Piermont - 1873
Waldwick - 1873
Darien Center - 1873
Spring Valley - 1874
Avon - 1875
Bardonia - 1875
Greenville - 1875
Hammondsport - 1875
Kent - 1875
New City - 1875
South Dayton - 1875
Hornell - 1878
Mount Ivy - 1878
Owego - 1879
Attica - 1879

1880s
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Hamburg - 1881
Solon - 1882
Newburgh - 1883
Chicago - Dearborn Station - 1883
Tuxedo - 1885
Cohocton - 1885

1890s
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Pine City - 1890
Salisbury Mills - 1890
Washingtonville - 1890
Essex Fells - 1891 (original station - the 1902 one was demolished in the late 60s by the township of Essex Fells)
Port Jervis - 1892
Oradell - 1893
Mountain Avenue - 1893
Hawthorne - 1894
Rheims - 1896 (Technically B&H stations were deemed part of the Erie)
Middletown - 1896
Glen Ridge - 1896
Cherry Creek - 1896
Callicoon - 1898
Rutherford - 1898
North Collins - 1898

1900s
-----------------
North Lewisburg - 1901
Salamanca - 1904
Pompton Lakes - 1904 (replaced a train car that served as a station after the original depot burned)
Watchung Avenue/Park Street - 1904
Caledonia - 1905
Industry - 1907
Ho-Ho-Kus - 1909

1910s
-----------------
Bogota - 1910
Wellsville - 1911
Gowanda - 1912
Silver Springs - 1912
Glen Rock - 1914 (The Main Line station)
Mahwah - 1915
Chester - 1915
Little Falls - 1915
Ridgewood - 1918

1920s
-----------------
North Tonawanda - 1922
Youngstown - 1922

1930s
-----------------
Radburn - 1930
Jamestown - 1931

1940s
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Suffern - 1941
Cleveland - 1948

1950s
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Corry - 1951
Montclair - 1952
Arden - 1955 (Possibly the last station depot ever built by the Erie before the 1960 merger. Its interdependent on when Rowe Street was built.)
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