Frank's Photography Site
Stations, etc., Rockland/Orange, NY, 1969-70 B&W set
These photos were taken in 1969-70, of both active and abandoned sites
along the Erie-Lackawanna in Rockland & Orange Counties, NY (just north of NJ).
Spring Valley, NY, Erie-Lackawanna station (former NJ&NY line,
currently the "Pascack Valley Line"). Photo taken August, 1969.
West of Spring Valley, NY, was the junction for the line to Suffern (Piermont Branch),
and the NJ&NY line (now abandoned) which ran north to Thiells, NY.
Here the switch is set for the latter, taken in August, 1969.
Pomona, NY station on the now-abandoned NJ&NY line to Thiells, NY, which once
served as a Post Office. Local freights still occasionally ran at the time, and
the Thiells station was still standing as well. April 29, 1970.
Overpass bridge on the Thiells line, north of Pomona, NY, on this now
long-abandoned branch. April 29, 1970.
Four-tracked ex-Erie Main Line at Suffern, NY, under the NY Thruway overpass.
The "SF" interlocking tower is plainly seen, and to the very left, a switch
which marks the start of the Piermont branch. Looking south, August, 1969.
Sloatsburg, NY station (just north of Suffern), along the double-tracked ex-Erie
Main Line, vacant at the time. Only a few Monday-Saturday Port Jervis rush-hour-only
trains passed through here at the time (besides quite a few fast freights).
July 22, 1970, facing south.
Two views of the Tuxedo Park, NY ex-Erie station, as we continue north along the
Main Line north of Suffern (facing south). July 22, 1970.
Southfields, NY ex-Erie station (facing westbound), then in use as a Post Office.
This station was not heavily used, only a flag stop for one train
at the time. July 22, 1970.
Arden, NY station on July 22, 1970, used as a combination Post Office & General Store.
The trackage in this area is located between NY Route 17 (left) and the Thruway.
Newburgh Junction "NJ" tower and junction at Harriman, NY, facing westbound.
The line to the right becomes the double-tracked Graham Line, which was used
by the fast freights. The single-track line to the left is the Main line, used by
the remaining Port Jervis passenger trains. The two lines later re-joined at Howells
Junction further west. Some abandonment & re-configuration occurred in later years.
Photo taken July, 22, 1970.
Taken at the same time, a closer view of the split between the lines
at this division point. (7/22/70)
A close-up view of "NJ" tower, then in use 24/7, but closed down on July 31, 1970.
This photo taken on July 22, 1970, just a short time earlier (facing east).
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