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Tuscarora Forgotten Station of the Week No. 1 Storm King
Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Thu Jan 10 11:57:55 2019
Tuscarora Forgotten Station of the Week / No. 1 Storm King
New York Central Railroad
Storm King station was located on the Hudson Line just north (railroad west) of the Breakneck Ridge Tunnel and about one half mile south of todays’ Breakneck Ridge tunnel. There was a rock quarry here at one time. The depot itself was closed in 1933 and no traces remain.
If you are familiar with the topography of the area you know that Storm King Mountain is located on the west bank of the Hudson while the Hudson Line is on the east side. Nevertheless the railroad chose to name the station after the famous landmark.
There is a parking area midway between the tunnel and the Breckneck Ridge station. It was formerly the location of a grade crossing. The highway that we now call US Route 9D was built about 1910 as the Beacon-Bear Mountain Highway. Breckneck Ridge itself juts directly into the river so it was necessary to route the highway around the base by means of grade crossings on both sides of the tunnel. Sometime in the late twenties or early thirties a highway tunnel was built to the east of and at a higher elevation than the railroad tunnel. The two grade crossings were discontinued but eventually became ad hoc parking areas. There is quite a lot to see in the area including the remains of the former Cornish Estate and the abandoned rock quarry at Little Stony Point.
Source: “New York Central Power along the Hudson, Volume 2” (The Railroad Press / 2005) by Mr. Ed May and Mr. Richard L. Strong
Author’s note: This is the first installment in a new series that will look at abandoned rail stations. It has been said that time, tide and the IRT wait for no man. Here it is 2019 and Dean Street station’s closing was over twenty five years ago. Worth Street has been shut for over fifty.
Sometime these posts will be short. There may now be a lot to say about a simple station just to note its location and closing. Sometime they will be longer and more detailed like today’s post.
The younger guys here may find it of interest.