Ashokan Railroad Station

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Ashokan
Postcard view of Ashokan Station on the Ulster & Delaware Railroad.jpg
Browns Station was moved to new Ashokan site in 1913
Station statistics
Address 3055 New York 28
Shokan, NY, 12481
Tracks 1
Other information
Station status Relocated to Woodstock village
Services
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Oneonta
Catskill Mountain Branch
toward Kingston

The Ashokan Station was a station location located at MP 16.2 on the Ulster & Delaware Railroad in Ulster County, New York. The location was selected as a station site in 1913 a part of the realignment of the Ulster & Delaware as a result of the construction of New York City's Ashokan Reservoir.[1]

The building used as the station was originally located at Brown's Railroad Station located at MP 15.8 on the line before it was relocated for the reservoir. The New York Central Railroad took over the Ulster & Delaware in 1932. After passenger service was discontinued in 1954, the Ashokan station building was again relocated to Tinker Street in Woodstock, after sitting vacant in a lot in Ashokan for a number of years, where a portico and a tower were added, and it now is a retail shop.

The former Ashokan station site will be a future boarding location for the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Currently the site is used as a base for maintenance crews. A retired railroad tool house from Kingston was moved here 30 years ago, and will eventually be converted into a ticket office when passenger trains resume.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Vacates Ashokan". The New York Times. June 9, 1913. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 

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