Niskayuna station

Niskayuna station is a historic railway station located at Niskayuna in Schenectady County, New York. It was possibly built in 1843 by the Schenectady and Troy Railroad and renovated or replaced in the 1880s. It is a one-story, rectangular, red brick masonry building on a foundation of rough cut quarry stone. It has a gable roof with broad eaves that cover the platform area. The rear wall of the station is situated directly upon the current, steep bank of the Mohawk River. It ceased to be used as a railroad facility in 1964, then was converted to a single family residence. It has been acquired by the town of Niskayuna as part of the Mohawk Hudson Hike/Bike Trail along the former railroad bed.[2]

Niskayuna
Niskayuna Railroad Station Mar 10.jpg
Niskayuna station in March 2010
LocationNiskayuna, Schenectady County, New York
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Aqueduct SchenectadyTroy Mohawk View
toward Troy
Niskayuna Railroad Station
Niskayuna station is located in New York
Niskayuna station
Niskayuna station is located in the United States
Niskayuna station
Nearest cityNiskayuna, New York
Coordinates42°46′47″N 73°49′25″W / 42.77972°N 73.82361°W / 42.77972; -73.82361Coordinates: 42°46′47″N 73°49′25″W / 42.77972°N 73.82361°W / 42.77972; -73.82361
Arealess than one acre
Built1843
NRHP reference No.07001205 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 2007

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 as Niskayuna Railroad Station.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Raymond W. Smith (September 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Niskayuna Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) See also: "Accompanying eight photos".