Rouses Point station

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Rouses Point
Rouses Point AMTRAK.JPG
Location Delaware & Pratt Streets
Rouses Point, NY 12979
Coordinates 44°59′41″N 73°22′16″W / 44.9948°N 73.3712°W / 44.9948; -73.3712Coordinates: 44°59′41″N 73°22′16″W / 44.9948°N 73.3712°W / 44.9948; -73.3712
Line(s) Canadian Pacific Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code Amtrak code:RSP
History
Opened 1889
Rebuilt 2014 (renovated)
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,276[1]Increase 5.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Montreal
Adirondack

Rouses Point is an Amtrak intercity train station in Rouses Point, New York. It is the northernmost station in the United States along the Adirondack line before crossing the Canada–US border. The building is a former U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service office, next to a former Delaware and Hudson Railroad depot.[2]

The depot was built in the Romanesque style popular at the end of the 19th century. It features red brick with dark stone trim for the base, water table, lintels and trim around the doors. A solid round tower with conical roof marks the southern end of the building. The building’s original layout incorporated a ticket office, baggage room, and separate waiting areas for men and for women and children.

In 2002, the D&H conveyed ownership of the depot to the Village of Rouses Point for $5,000. A rehabilitation project was completed in 2014 and included rehabilitation and/or replacement of rotting woodwork, flashing on the roof, flooring, broken windows and insulation. The depot now serves as the Rouses Point History and Welcome Center and hosts rotating exhibits, lectures and performances tracing the history and culture of the region.[3]

Station building[edit]

Rouses Point Railroad Station
Rouses Point D&H Railroad Station - Trackside.jpg
Rouses Point station is located in New York
Rouses Point station
Rouses Point station is located in the US
Rouses Point station
Location 68 Pratt Street, Rouses Point, New York
Coordinates 44°59′42″N 73°22′18″W / 44.99500°N 73.37167°W / 44.99500; -73.37167
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architect D & H Railroad
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 04001454[4]
Added to NRHP January 5, 2005

The Rouses Point Railroad Station is a historic train station located in Rouses Point, Clinton County, New York. The station was built in 1889 by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. It is a one story, hipped roof brick building with wide, bracketed, overhanging eaves. It features a full-sized, covered passenger platform and oversized Syrian arched door and window openings.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 2005.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has one low-level side platform on the east side of the track.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Adirondack toward New York City (Plattsburgh)
Adirondack toward Montreal (Saint-Lambert)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance to station building

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Rouses Point D&H Depot (Dynamic Depot Maps - New York) Archived July 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Rouses Point Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ Mary Racicot; Eleanor Martinsen & Linda M. Garofalini (August 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rouses Point Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-24.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 

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