Ooops! Correction! My Bad! So I called my 96 year old mother and she said I was correct on the school but not the house... correct address for the acutual house was 1041 Outer Drive. So I looked it up for the 'big reveal!'The train station in Schenectady literally changed my life when I was young… focusing forever my interest in railroads and rail travel. First introduction came when I was in Mrs. Berman’s 2nd grade class at Carman School adjacent to the new housing development which had gone up for solders returning from WWII.
The New York Central had a special program for 2nd grade classes in the Schenectady area for a field trip between SDY and ALB. School busses transported all the classes and their teachers to the station where we were all waiting in organized lines to board a big beautiful train just for us. Prior to that NYC sent promo to be hung on bulletin boards as well as coloring books and clip out models of all the different kind of rail cars… mail cars, baggage cars, passenger cars, restaurant cars, sleeping cars, observation cars… and more! There were long links of these model passenger trains all over the classroom.
We went up those big steps and looked out the windows ‘way high up’ as we clustered around the windows. Then suddenly the world began to move as the train gently began its departure. Going faster and faster you can imagine the sounds of jubilation for a bunch of young children looking at the beautiful New York scenery.
The experience lent itself to train fantasies that only a very young imaginative mind can have. It was amazing that there were so many trains on so many tracks that go everywhere. I concluded that ‘trains can go anywhere without getting lost because the tracks glide them… with only clickaty clacks and no ‘bumps.’
That day on the New York Central changed my life forever!
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Pics below of 'Restored' SDY Amtrak Station...
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I wish there would be a northbound train around 10:30 pm and it would make a fun return train ride from High Point to Greensboro for a baseball game. The High Point stadium is an easy walk from the train station and the southbound trains could work for arrival and a meal if a restaurants in High Point would be open near the baseball stadium at that time of day.Atlanta’s Peachtree is a pretty cool historic station.
Greensboro North Carolina and High Point North Carolina are two of my favorites as well.
I would have to travel all over the World since my dad was Career Military and we moved alot!The under 40 set would like to remind you that there's a 50% chance we're still living in them.
Ooops! Correction! My Bad! So I called my 96 year old mother and she said I was correct on the school but not the house... correct address for the acutual house was 1041 Outer Drive. So I looked it up for the 'big reveal!'
Oh my! What an eyesore... window shutters falling apart as is the entire outside which is in obvious decay. But still standing since we left the area back in 1954. Here is an aerial view of Colebrook today...
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I wonder what the house looks like 60 years later???
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oooh! Sadly an eyesore...
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Have any other AU'ers looked up their childhood homes?
When transferring between the CS and CZ between EUG and CHI I always request the Martinez station as the wait is shorter and one can still linger with breakfast a little longer. Much preferred to SAC and it's long walk to and from. The cafe attendant in Martinez is very friendly and fixed me up with a salad and other goodies during the wait. The Martinez station is a newer smaller station but still in the 'grand' California style... and it's a great place for spotting those local California commuter trains!Davis,California is one of my favorite Small "California Style" old SP Stations.