Matteawan Station Is Still A Landmark…But No Trains


This three story station in Matteawan is sort of a landmark. Seen it in many pictures. Sometimes a fan trip. Sometimes “old times”.

When this building was renovated in the 1990s, the record books of the ND&C RR were found in the loft over the third floor. Those books are now at the Beacon Historical Society in the old Howland building which is on the corner of Tioronda Avenue just to the right of the church steeple.

This building now contains a beauty shop, nail salon and apartments.

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Train Day 2017

No Facilities

As I mentioned in an earlier post, AMTRAK officially killed off National Train Day due to budget concerns (as if I needed another reason to be disappointed with Congress). However, they can’t stop me from celebrating Train Day. I’m using their logo – my taxes paid for it – and I’m keeping their holiday alive in case they ever want to come back and support it.

I could say that my choice of trains today is to let AMTRAK know that they aren’t the only railroad I care about, but that’s not the reason. I’m choosing to share photos and a little information about the Connecticut Trolley Museum because it’s such a good organization and the volunteers have done a wonderful job making the experience a little better each year. My wife thinkswonders worries that I might end up there after I retire. I can say that it…

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More About The Maybrook Yard


Maybrook Map From CONRAIL Era

The Central New England Railway (later New Haven RR) Maybrook Yard connected to other railroads: Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, New York Central, Lehigh & Hudson River, Lehigh & New England, Erie, Ontario & Western, Lehigh Valley

The Central New England Railway Yard at Maybrook, New York

The Maybrook Line across Dutchess County The “Maybrook Line” was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned. This piece of the railroad carried freight from Maybrook Yard, across the Poughkeepsie Bridge to Hopewell Junction where it joined a line from Beacon. The railroad then went to Brewster, then Danbury, and finally to Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven.

Even when Maybrook was really active there wasn’t a lot of local business there. Most activity was interchange with five different railroads. The O & W went in the…

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Getting the Most Out of Summer

Am I Lost?

It’s truly a blessing that the Philippines is endowed with white sand beaches scattered all over the archipelago. Ask the locals wherever you are, surely they will point you to the right direction. Say for example Cebu! Situated at the center of the country, Cebu City has been the top destination for tourists every summer. Apart from its heritage and culture, Cebu has a lot to offer. One of them is Bantayan Island.


Going to Bantayan will consume roughly 3 to 4 hours of your time coming from the city (bus and ferry combined). But who cares anyway? You get to see Cebu in its glory along the way. Trust me, you’ll be amazed. And once you step on the island after getting out of the ferry, the adventure starts.


Bantayan Island has a lot in its sleeves. Aside from its crystal clear white sand beaches, it also boast a…

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