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Ruins of Bartow / City Island Station

- ntatap - Saturday, April 4th, 2009 : goo

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Here are some photos of the ruins of the long abandon Bartow /City Island Station of the New York, New Haven And Hartford Railroad located in Pelham Bay Park along Amtrak right of way. The station was opened in 1908 and was designed by Cass Gilbert.

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Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

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Sean Hopkins: 4th Apr 2009 - 23:50 GMT

Nice! I love posts like this. I'd like to check that place out myself.

CartLegger: 5th Apr 2009 - 01:58 GMT

Yeah, very cool! This looks like a great place to poke about. Using I've noticed a few other old stations on the amtrak right of way. Never knew about this one, though.

Is there a lot of train traffic passsing here? I'm a li'l cautious about getting to near very fast and quiet amtrak trains...

ntatap: 6th Apr 2009 - 02:20 GMT

This station is hidden in plain sight. Its about 100 feet from the road and can be seen from the passing Amtrak trains. The station is set back from the active rails and seperated by a chainlink fence. As long as you stay on the station side of the fence your ok. The station is not fenced off and is in the park so its just a mater of walking down to it. The other stations along that line are either fenced off or being used for some other purpose. One is a shooting range, one is a row of stores.

Peter: hmm, nice! also giving me ideas...

adam: guess i know where we're goin next ;)

Peter Quinones: 10th Apr 2009 - 12:59 GMT

I see this place everyday from the road. Haven't got a chance to see it up close.
It's not to far from the horse stables. Was not sure who owns that property the trains or Pel Bay Pk. If someone goes I'll go too. >

ntatap: 6th May 2009 - 22:36 GMT

I was told that this station was not designed by Cas Gilbert. He designed some of the other stations on this line but this is not one of them. I was also told that after it was closed as a railroad station it was used as a gun range until it burned down.

Peter: 6th May 2009 - 23:16 GMT

ive read this post over and over. im pretty sure an upcoming outing will include a visit to this place :)

ntatap: Send me an email when you want to go.

Peter: 8th May 2009 - 01:34 GMT

i dont know your addy, so get at me and ill put you in touch with the others - peter at citynoise dot org

Peter Quinones: 25th May 2009 - 12:00 GMT

I wonder if this station was also for the long ago City Island Monorail which I believe stopped just from crossing the bridge into City Island Peter Quinones >

ntatap: 25th May 2009 - 15:26 GMT

Hi Peter,
I dont think it had anything to do with the monorail. I think the monorail terminus was near by, I will ask a friend who is a Bronx historian about it and post the answer. I was told by someone that the only thing left of the monorail is a small brick power sub station near Glovers Rock near the road into the Orchard Beach parking lot. Anthony

CartLegger: 26th May 2009 - 02:23 GMT

@ntatap: Peter and anthony, Lets get out and see some stuff, man! I am working on a CSO mapping project, and I need to get to that corner of the bronx soon, so maybe in June? I will be free next Sunday, for sure.

You can get me at cartlegger at citynoise dot org

ntatap: 27th May 2009 - 01:17 GMT

Im game. I will contact you.
I e-mailed my historian friend about the the monorail and this is what he wrote back to me:" the monorail started at the BARTOW station and ran about one and a half miles to Rodman's Neck, behind GLOVER'S ROCK. The monorail fare was a dime, the horse drawn stage coach was only a nickel."


Chuck : 21st Jun 2009 - 22:41 GMT

The monorail ran about for four years despite a major derailment at its initial run. The overhead support system was questionable in its design and was not substantial in construction due to cost limitations. The designer was Howard Tunis, a member of prominent Baltimore family.

Peter Quinones: 4th Jul 2009 - 21:12 GMT

that the only thing left of the monorail is a small brick power sub station near Glovers Rock near the road into the Orchard Beach parking lot. Anthony Ok, I've seen the small brick power station many times. It's almost invisible in the summer with the bushes. There might be also something left of the monorail and that could be behind Glovers Rock where some historian found concrete footings for what he believes is for the monorail. Peter Quinones >

jon whitman : 21st Mar 2012 - 22:54 GMT

this station used to be the home of the motor vehicle examiners sporting association , a private gun range .....i was there the day this burned down ....boy theres a trip down memory lane .

Wayne Hall: 26th Mar 2012 - 17:09 GMT

I enjoyed these pictures. Years ago when I was in the Boy Scouts Troop 211 on City Island we went to this station to learn how to shoot .22 rifles. I forget if it was for a merit badge or just for fun, but it was fun. I guess I am talking about a half century ago so it couldn't have been used as a real train station for at least that long, anyway. Thanks for sharing. Wayne Hall <

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