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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Architectural Rendering of the Fifth Avenue Station of the New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad in North Pelham Published in 1913

Once known as the "Million-Dollar-a-Mile Railroad" because it was so expensive to build, the New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad once crossed the Village of North Pelham.  Opened in 1912, the Railroad reportedly never made a profit and closed in 1937.

There was an interesting train station and giant overpass that carried trains across Fifth Avenue in the Village of North Pelham.  In 1913, The Pelham Sun published a copy of the architectural rendering of the new train station.  An image of that rendering appears immediately below.

Source:  Fifth Avenue Station, North Pelham, N.Y., W. & B. R. R., The Pelham Sun, 1913, p. 11, col. 6 (undated newspaper page in the collections of the Office of The Historian of The Town of Pelham, NY; digital copy in author's files).

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