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Photos From Along the Line

1
East 180th Street station in the Bronx, looking north. Colorized postcard issued by NYW&B Ry. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

2
Bryant Avenue bridge in White Plains. Colorized postcard issued by NYW&B Ry. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

3
East Third Street in Mount Vernon, showing platforms in the cut below the station building. Colorized postcard. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

4
East Third Street station in Mount Vernon from the street, shortly after opening. Colorized postcard. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

5
East Third Street station in Mount Vernon from the street, shortly after opening. Colorized postcard issued by NYW&B Ry. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

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North Avenue tower in New Rochelle looking north. Colorized postcard issued by NYW&B Ry. Collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.

Highbrook Ave. - Pelham

 

Highbrook Avenue, Pelham - 1910
The bridge over Highbrook Avenue in Pelham was under construction in this September 23, 1910 view. Two tracks wide and designed to carry heavy steel trains, this reinforced concrete structure was meant to last a lifetime. Courtesy Robert A. Bang, John Tolley Collection

Highbrook Avenue, Pelham - 1910Looking west across the Highbrook Avenue bridge on the last day of 1910.
Courtesy Robert A. Bang, John Tolley Collection.

Highbrook Avenue bridge, Pelham - 2010Highbrook Avenue Bridge, Pelham - As of February 2010, local residents are trying to convince the Town of Pelham to preserve the bridge as parkland. The heaviest load the bridge has carried since 1937 is the occasional of local resident enjoying this unique neighborhood fixture.

Port Chester

Port Chester, 1929

Looking north in September 1929, we see the new platform for Port Chester terminal has been completed. The new terminal headhouse will be constructed on the corner of Broad Street and Westchester Avenue. Collection Richard D. Dunmire

Port Chester, 1929

Ground floor framing for the new Port Chester station, constructed in 1929 for the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway. Collection Richard D. Dunmire

Port Chester, 1929

The Dwight P. Robinson Co. had the contracts for construction of the Rye-Port Chester phase of the extension in 1929. Workers pose with their steam shovel after the completion of Port Chester station. Photo from the collection of Richard D. Dunmire.

Port Chester, 1929

A view of the completed station building from the south side. Collection Richard D. Dunmire

Port Chester, 1929

The completed station as seen from New Broad Avenue. Collection Richard D. Dunmire

Port Chester, 1929

The completed station as seen from trackside. Retail stores were built on at a later date.
Collection Richard D. Dunmire

Port Chester, 1929

Workers posing with the completed Port Chester station in 1929. Harold L. Watson is standing seventh from the left with his hands in his pockets, and is the maternal grandfather of Richard D. Dunmire, who generously shared these photos with us. Watson was mason, and lived with his wife (Edna Fath) near Port Chester until this project was completed and he relocated searching for new work opportunities in the onset of the Great Depression.

 

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"Forgotten Railroads Through Westchester County"
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