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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Andy's Angles: Port Jervis

It made me happy and sad at the same time.

I always enjoy viewing railroading history, and I made a stop to see the old Erie Roundhouse during a recent trip to Port Jervis, NY.

The building itself was destroyed in a fire several years ago.  The bowl and the track remain.  The area is horribly neglected.  Weeds.  Trash.    It's tragic.  Sorry, Port Jervis residents, but the town really doesn't have a lot going for it these days. Here's something that can put your town on the map, and an opportunity is squandered.
Some beautiful, old passenger cars on the site has been vandalized, and it's only a matter of time before those are lost, too.

A valuable asset, something that could be a small tourist attraction is rotting before our eyes.