Tuxedo (Metro-North station)

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Tuxedo
Old Tuxedo train station 2.jpg
The station building, originally constructed in 1885.
Location 240 Route 17
Tuxedo, NY
Coordinates 41°11′38″N 74°11′05″W / 41.1940°N 74.1848°W / 41.1940; -74.1848Coordinates: 41°11′38″N 74°11′05″W / 41.1940°N 74.1848°W / 41.1940; -74.1848
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Intercity Bus Short Line Bus: 17M/MD
Construction
Parking 245
Other information
Station code 2511 (Erie Railroad)[1]
History
Opened 1885
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
toward Port Jervis
Port Jervis Line
toward Hoboken
Erie Railroad
Main Line
Tuxedo Park Railroad Station
Tuxedo (Metro-North station) is located in New York
Tuxedo (Metro-North station)
Tuxedo (Metro-North station) is located in the US
Tuxedo (Metro-North station)
Location NY 17, Tuxedo, New York
Coordinates 41°11′36″N 74°11′14″W / 41.19333°N 74.18722°W / 41.19333; -74.18722
Area less than one acre
Built 1886
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 00001529[2]
Added to NRHP December 13, 2000

The Tuxedo Metro-North station serves the residents of that community and the gated village of Tuxedo Park, New York. Trains leave the station on the Port Jervis Line for Hoboken, 37 miles (59.5 km) away; travel time to that destination is approximately an hour. It is located along the Orange Turnpike segment of NY 17 almost directly across from the main entrance to Tuxedo Park.

Station layout[edit]

1  Port Jervis Line for Port Jervis
 Port Jervis Line for Hoboken

Station building[edit]

Tuxedo is the only stop along the line that retains the old station at the current station site. It was built in 1885 as one of the original Tuxedo Park buildings, designed by architect Bruce Price,[3] and was listed as Tuxedo Park Railroad Station on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The town of Tuxedo currently owns it, and has restored it to its original beauty. The station contains a waiting room and a community room often used by the Boy/Girl Scouts and other Tuxedo Clubs and organizations.

In 2009 the town spent $1 million to restore the building itself to what historians believe was its original appearance.[4] The train station currently displays artwork by long-time Tuxedo Park resident and artist Robert Bero (now deceased). The pieces, a gift from the estate of the late artist, include woodcuts, etchings and drawings.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 184. ISBN 978-0471143895. 
  4. ^ King, Matt (May 26, 2009). "Town applauds restoration of Tuxedo station". Times-Herald Record. Ottaway Community Newspapers. Retrieved May 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.tuxedogov.org/PDF/Minutes%202009/01-26-09%20Reorg.%20&%20Reg.pdf

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