Saturday, January 26, 2008

Holga -More Rural Train Stations

When you board the train here you have to step up into the train much like people did years ago. And when getting off you almost but not quite have to jump down off the train. The conductor is very helpful.

The old Fair Haven station.

The old station and the new waiting area.

All aboard at Whitehall, New York.

An abandoned building next to the parking lot at the Whitehall station.

Look up the hill past the abandoned building. There's an old mansion.


YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Are these rural train stations near your town?

About the only experience I've ever had of boarding a train from somewhere other than a train station was on a line in Wales. Do you have to hail the train like other people do a taxi or bus? That was my experience in that part of Wales!

sbk said...

Hi ytsl

Yes, Fair Haven is about 5 miles away and Whitehall, NY about 10 miles.

The train stops if they see people waiting. You can also reserve your tickets ahead of time so they know to stop.

Christopher said...

These are nice pictures, sbk. There is something romantic and dramatic to me about rural train stations. I've watched the Ethan Allen stop in Fairhaven for the one passenger who had just walked up with her wheeled suitcase. Such a small start for a long trip to the big city! And how much better to show up three minutes to spare than to stand in the security lines for an hour.

sbk said...


Thank you for the compliment. I agree there is something romantic and dramatic about rural train stations. I also like watching people get off the train in Fair Haven, look around, and kind of adjust themselves to the rural area.

TMM said...

awesome.....another VT blog....lets trade links.