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
South Gilboa Railroad Station is located in the US
South Gilboa Railroad Station
Location Bailey Spur Rd., South Gilboa, New York
Coordinates 42°24′36″N 74°33′30″W / 42.41000°N 74.55833°W / 42.41000; -74.55833Coordinates: 42°24′36″N 74°33′30″W / 42.41000°N 74.55833°W / 42.41000; -74.55833
Area 2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1905 (1905)
Architectural style Stick/eastlake
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 onto. 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.[2]:5

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.[2]

This station was abandoned in 1954, with the end of passenger service on the U&D, and was left to deteriorate. However, this station is planned to be restored by the Town of Gilboa Historical Society. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-01.  Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (December 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: South Gilboa Railroad Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01.  and Accompanying photographs

External links[edit]

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