What is this site all about?
In the early 1990s, I had been compiling a database of existing railroad stations in New York. After gathering about 200 stations, I decided to construct a web site. While researching these stations has been personally rewarding, I feel that sharing this information on the Internet helps others who are interested in the history and preservation of classic railroad stations.
What do you consider a station?
A building used for the transfer of passengers and/or freight between a railroad and a town. Different railroads traditionally may have used other designations, depending on the railroad or how large the building or town is. This list contains all buildings designated by railroads or historians as stations, depots, and freight houses. The stations on this page represent classic stations built before the advent of Amtrak and not including modern stations, platforms, or commuter shelters.