Cold Brook Railroad Station

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Cold Brook
Cold Brook Railroad Station at Boiceville, New York.jpg
Cold Brook station is now privately owned, used as a club house by a local hunting and fishing club.
Location Cold Brook Road
Boiceville, NY, 12412
Tracks 1
Other information
Status Privately owned by hunting and fishing club.
History
Opened 1900
Services
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Oneonta
Catskill Mountain Branch
toward Kingston

Cold Brook Station, located at MP 22.1, was built by the Ulster and Delaware Railroad about 1900. It replaced an earlier flagstop at Cold Brook Bridge, MP 22.38.[1]

After the flooding of the Ashokan Reservoir, six stations were submerged forever, one of which was in Boiceville. After completion of the Ashokan Reservoir in 1912, the Cold Brook Station took over as the stop for the community of Boiceville.

The Ulster & Delaware Railroad was acquired by the New York Central Railroad in 1932. Cold Brook Station served the town of Boiceville until the end of passenger service on March 31, 1954. The station was later sold to a private hunting and fishing club, who continue to use it and maintain it well.

The railroad tracks next to the station are leased to the Catskill Mountain Railroad which resumed passenger service to the station on July 4, 2008. The station is not currently used to load or unload passengers as it remains in private hands.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ham, John M. The Old Up & Down, Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain Press, 2003. p.48

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Coordinates: 42°0′17.2″N 74°16′14.1″W / 42.004778°N 74.270583°W / 42.004778; -74.270583