North Creek Railroad Station

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North Creek
Saratoga and North Creek Railway station
North Creek Railroad Station Complex Aug 10.jpg
The station in August 2010
Location 5 Railroad Place,
North Creek, NY
United States
Owned by North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association[1]
Operated by Saratoga and North Creek Railway
Preceding station   Saratoga and North Creek Railway   Following station
Terminus Saratoga Flyer
Hudson Explorer
One-way operation
North Creek Railroad Station Complex
North Creek Railroad Station is located in New York
North Creek Railroad Station
North Creek Railroad Station is located in the US
North Creek Railroad Station
Coordinates 43°42′10″N 73°59′23″W / 43.70278°N 73.98972°W / 43.70278; -73.98972Coordinates: 43°42′10″N 73°59′23″W / 43.70278°N 73.98972°W / 43.70278; -73.98972
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1871
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
NRHP Reference # 76001287[2]
Added to NRHP August 27, 1976

The North Creek Railroad Station is a historic railroad station complex located at North Creek, Warren County, New York. The complex consists of the railroad station, the freight house, round house, turntable, and horse barn. The station was built in 1874 and is a simple, rectangular, gable roofed building with a broad, overhanging strut-supported roof in the Stick-Eastlake style. Its exterior is covered with vertical boards.

The original station was built in 1871 as the new northern terminus of the Adirondack Railway, soon after the line had been purchased by the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad served the garnet mining and tanning industries in North Creek. The railroad's vice president originally intended to extend the line to Ogdensburg, but the line was not extended beyond North Creek until 1944, when the line was extended for freight service to Tahawus. In 1889, the line was purchased by the Delaware and Hudson Railway, becoming its Adirondack Branch. Ski trains ran to the station from 1934 until the outbreak of World War II.[1]

It is notable as the place where Theodore Roosevelt learned of the assassination of President William McKinley and of his accession to the Presidency of the United States.[3]

The station is currently operated as the northern terminus of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, which has revived both the ski trains and summer service south to Saratoga Springs. The railway currently occupies the freight house and engine house while another part of the complex serves as the North Creek Depot Museum.[1]

The complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "About the North Creek Railroad Station". North Creek Depot Museum. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Doris Vanderlipp Manley (February 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: North Creek Railroad Station Complex". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-09-18.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 

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