Coleman's (NYCRR station)

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Coleman's
Colemans Station NY.jpg
Former Coleman Station at right
Station statistics
Address 512 Colman Station Road
North East, NY, 12506
Coordinates 41°54′7″N 73°31′6″W / 41.90194°N 73.51833°W / 41.90194; -73.51833Coordinates: 41°54′7″N 73°31′6″W / 41.90194°N 73.51833°W / 41.90194; -73.51833
Tracks 0
Other information
Opened 1852
Closed March 22, 1972 (passenger service);
March 27, 1980 (freight)
Fare zone 12
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
Harlem Division
toward Chatham
Official name: Coleman's Railroad Station Site
Designated: September 30, 1993
Part of: Coleman Station Historic District
Reference No. 93000945[1]
Architectural style: None Specified

Colemans was a former NYCRR train station that served the residents of North East, New York.

History[edit]

When the New York and Harlem Railroad began building their line through the Taconic Mountains towards Chatham in 1851, Coleman's was recommended as a freight only station by local entrepreneur Amasa Coleman, and landowner Oliver Barrett in order to take up a service overflow from Sharon and Millerton Stations. The station which was established in 1852 operated primarily as a freight stop throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, but began accepting passengers by the late 1950s. As with the rest of the Harlem Line it became a Penn Central station when NYC merged with their longtime rival Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968. Penn Central ended all passenger service north of Dover Plains on March 22, 1972 and the station resumed it's freight only status until March 27, 1980 when Conrail abandoned service on that segment of the line. Today it is located along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail[2] in the middle of the Coleman Station Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Harlem Valley Rail Trail map