The Final Phase Of Reconstructing Fishkill Landing

Northbound NYC train near Fishkill Landing.

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The Hudson line which became part of the NYC had been in operation for nearly 20 years when the first east-west railroad was built. The Dutchess & Columbia connected to the Hudson line at Dutchess Junction in 1868. In 1881 the NY&NE built a connecting track and ferry service at Fishkill Landing just north of Dutchess Junction. This NYC train is along the shore of the Hudson River between those two points. Fishkill Landing became part of Beacon in 1913.

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The Second Phase Of Reconstruction Is Progressing

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On a sunny day in November 1915 the CNE tracks to the station are being built. At lower left you can see the extension of the CNE tracks from the old yard area.

At far left there is activity in the old NY&NE yard now occupied by the CNE. There was no more car ferry service but there was a dock for river boats and barges.

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Reconstruction Is Underway In 1913

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The road to the old ferry dock on the point runs off into the distance. The trolley is turning onto the old road bridge over the NYC main line. The CNE station is gone. It used to be about where that big pile of dirt is left of center. Behind the pile of dirt you can see the water tower for the former NY&NE car ferry yard. By 1913 there were no more car ferries but there was still a freight dock in service for river boats and barges.

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Fishkill Landing Over The Years

This is an enlarged section a of what was Fishkill Landing. The NYC main line runs north and south through the center. NY&NE and later CNE and NH tracks run on trestles and fill between the shore and the NYC main line at lower left. Just below the center there is a road bridge over the NYC tracks. This bridge shows in many of the following photos and was rebuilt during the reconstruction in 1913 to 1915. North of the road bridge you can see a set of yard tracks to the right of the NYC main. During rebuilding of this area those tracks served as a bypass for the NYC main line. The label “Penn Central RR” dates this map to about 1970.

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