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Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Westchester County, New York, circa 1900. "Dobbs Ferry depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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When these buildings can be given a new lease on life. The rounded roof really gives a fairly normal building panache.

Fourth Track

It appears that the fourth track, which is raised above the other three, is for the baggage cart. It is covered in gravel to allow people to get on and off trains with relative ease. The cart could be rolled up and down the track to access baggage, and perhaps freight, cars.

Well preserved, kudos!

Now, it's the Hudson Social eatery.

Side o' the Road

In answer to rhhardin's question, it appears that track nearest the platform was a siding onto which passenger trains pulled for loading. This would allow through trains to pass without delay, while the loaded train would have to back out onto the main line.

Dead End

I wonder what the buried fourth track used to be. It apparently didn't ever continue southbound through the bridge.

The baggage cart seems to be on it now.

The station is now

a restaurant, possibly resurrected from the old station

Marches to his own drum

Guy on the right, who has distanced himself from the other six.

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