New York Central Railroad Terminal, Pittsford, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek
N 43° 05.641 W 077° 30.863
18T E 295365 N 4774323
Quick Description: Located at 41-43 North Main Street, Pittsford, NY these two RR structures, built from 1860-1863, have become part of the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel and Spa.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 1:03:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKZ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
These fine twin structures served Pittsford until 1959 when passenger service was discontinued and this rail line became a freight spur. The hipped roof brick building served as the passenger terminal and was constructed in 1860 following New York Central’s standard terminal design. This structure retains many original elements of its beaded board interior. The gabled wood frame freight terminal was constructed at the turn-of-the- century after an earlier building collapsed during a heavy snow.

As late as the 1950s mail was drawn by hand cart from the station up the hill to the Post Office located on South Main Street. In 1963 the abandoned structures were joined by a contemporary link and converted into a restaurant. Freight rail service was entirely discontinued in the mid-1980s and the railroad tracks were removed. (visit link)
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Spa and hotel

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: New York Central

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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