Some small-town hack has written in the NY Times about efforts to restore the old train station in Yorktown Heights. The little green station was part of the Old Putnam Railroad, which shut down 50 years ago. The train tracks are now a bike path, and the historical society and some local volunteers want to turn the old station house into a resting spot for bikers/walkers/runners on the rail trail, and a place to show some old photographs of the former railway.
The 420-square-foot Yorktown Heights Station Depot sits in the middle of Railroad Park, which is bisected by a bike path where the tracks of the New York Central Railroad’s Putnam Division — nicknamed the Old Put — once lay.
Where some see a derelict depot, others see a jewel in need of some T.L.C.