According to the Town of Yorktown website:

The Putnam Railroad began business as the New York and Boston Railroad on May 21, 1869. Its goal was to link Westchester and Putnam counties with railroad lines serving upstate New York and New England into Canada. In the 1880s the railroad station was the center of town, surrounded by five stores, a school, a hotel, two locksmiths, a wheelwright, and two churches. When the rail line closed, the Town of Yorktown eventually came into ownership of the station and the surrounding property, which became a town park.

In 1976/77, the Town repaired the station house exterior. In 1981 the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1994 the Historical Society undertook exterior renovations. Today the Railroad Station stands at the side of the North County Trailway and is again in need of repairs, but ultimately the Town would like to open it as a small snack shop.

Taken with a Pentax ME Super and SMC Pentax-M 50mm f1.7.

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