What
  • Abandoned
  • Battlefield
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Brewery
  • Bridge
  • Cemeteries
  • Church
  • Farm
  • Firehouse
  • Fort
  • Haunted
  • Historic House
  • Historic Structure
  • Historical Event
  • Hotel
  • Inn
  • Landmark
  • Legends & Lore
  • Library
  • Lighthouse
  • Lost Place
  • Mill
  • Monument
  • Museums
  • Native American
  • Park
  • Railway Station
  • Restaurant
  • Revolutionary War
  • Road
  • Roadside Attraction
  • Ruins
  • Schoolhouse
  • Shopping
  • Tavern
  • Theater
  • Tours
  • True Crime
Where

This station first opened in 1841 and transformed Chester, New York and the local dairy farming industry by allowing them to directly ship their products to NYC. Popularizing Orange County dairy, the railroad would prosper for nearly a century, but would eventually see its decline when automobiles and highways took over travel and shipping. By 1983, the Chester line was abandoned and the station was left empty and neglected for nearly a decade before the Chester Historical Society rescued it from deterioration and possible demolition. Today, it serves as the Chester Historical Museum and sits beside a popular 14.5 mile rail trail.

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