Frank's Photography Site
Port Jervis, NY - Summer, 2011 - Part II
These were all taken on July 7, 2011, in Port Jervis, New York.
An overview of the Erie turntable area in Port Jervis and the cars on the west track.
An old semaphore on display, and you can see an idle Metro North train in the distance.
Some photos of NYGL #935 (an ex-D&H RS-3 built 8/52) on one of the turntable tracks.
Now we are looking east from downtown Port Jervis near the vintage station,
at the tracks heading east towards Middletown and Hoboken.
Note that the close-up track is fairly new (2008) with welded rails and newer fasteners (for commuter train use),
while the other track's rails date to 1947 with vintage spike fastening, as much of the line was at one time.
A summer carnival is in progress on the south side of the tracks,
as are the remains of a steam locomotive water tower.
Trackside views of the vintage Port Jervis Erie Station, built in 1892.
It was actually the third Erie station here, built after the second one burned down in 1890.
It has been converted to other uses, and the current commuter train boarding area is about 1/4 mile west.
The "Erie Hotel" (also built in the 1890's), adjacent to the station (seen from streetside)...
...and streetside views of the vintage Port Jervis Erie Station.
Further west, the current boarding area is not much more than a platform and shelter
with a small parking lot, but it's also under renovation at this point in time.
You can almost make out the downtown station in the distance at the right.
The long highway underpass still bears the Erie name, but only two tracks remain above
in the area which was once a huge expanse of trackage, just west of the downtown vintage station.
And a final view from the same area looking eastbound towards the old downtown station.
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