South Gilboa Railroad Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
South Gilboa Railroad Station
South Gilboa Railroad Station is located in New York
South Gilboa Railroad Station
Location South Gilboa, New York
Nearest city Stamford, New York
Coordinates 42°24′39″N 74°33′47″W / 42.41083°N 74.56306°W / 42.41083; -74.56306Coordinates: 42°24′39″N 74°33′47″W / 42.41083°N 74.56306°W / 42.41083; -74.56306
Built 1900
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00000090[1]
Added to NRHP February 25, 2000

The original South Gilboa Station, MP 70.4, was a spartan station with a long platform on the end for ice from Mayhem's Pond, which the station was on the shores of, to be loaded on to. The ice would then be shipped to the ice houses in Kingston, New York. However, this building was torn down by the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, and replaced with a new one in the early 1900s.

The new South Gilboa Station, MP 70.6, was one of the U&D's new pre-fabricated stations that were set up in the early 1900s. It was about a quarter of a mile east of the original station, and was a good freight stop, with many farms around for vegetables, fruit, dairy, etc. to be loaded onto for shipment.

This station was abandoned in 1954, with the end of passenger service on the U&D, and was left to deteriorate and become a pain to look at. However, this station is planned to be restored by the Town of Gilboa Historical Society. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Oneonta
Catskill Mountain Branch
toward Kingston