Westfield, NY Train Station (now Art Studio)

RBrodzinsky Jul 29, 2014

  1. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    the Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern interurban line was one of the longer lived interurban lines in the country, lasting until after WW2. A man I used to work with at the airline remembers seeing the cars when he was a small boy. His grandparents lived in Jamestown and he and his family would visit them when he was a small kid. At least one of my CERA bulletins has photos of the J.W. & N. It was a fairly classy operation and met the trains of the NYCS.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We keep a couple of rotary dial phones. They still work with our phone company. When the power dumps, we're amongst some of the few in the area who can still make phone calls.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    And I forgot to mention the Railway Express Agency sign. As most of you know my late father was REA for 37 years.
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Probably, there is a Westfield, MA a little west of Springfield and Chicopee. The following is copied from Wikipedia...

    Rail, Westfield is at the junction of the east-west Boston and Albany Railroad and a north-south spur of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. There is no more passenger service, however Pioneer Valley Railroad and CSX provide freight service. More than 35 motor freight carriers with nearby terminals provide competitive freight service locally and to all distant points.
     

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