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PC: Re: North White Plains station in PC days
- Subject: PC: Re: North White Plains station in PC days
- From: NYC4600@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 19:26:19 EST
I was wondering if anyone remembers the pre-1971/1972 station set up at North
White Plains, NY, on the Harlem Division, when Penn Central was operating it.
I know the set up dated back to the New York Central days of electrification
to this location in 1910, and I also know that it was in 1971 or 1972 that
these interesting 3 seperate station facilities at one stop were combined with
the construction of the high level platforms.
To begin, does anyone remember the actual station building on the east side of
the tracks near the entrance to the yard? If so, did this station building
have an active station agent/ticket agent and waiting room until the time it
was torn down?
Did Penn Central keep the name of the stop White Plains - North Station until
the time it was torn down, or did Penn Central ever re-name this station to
North White Plains? Was the then new high level platform station facility
ever called White Plains - North Station?
Lastly, does anyone know what year exactly the old station was torn down? If
so, were temporary boarding facilities ever located at this old station for
the 1972 M-1 "Metropolitan" MU cars, or was the new station completed and
opened by the time of the arrival of the then new electric MU cars?
Thanks ahead of time.
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