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Westfield Passenger Station - Westfield, NY
  For this road trip, I wanted to cover some familiar territory that I've done in the past and check out some new stuff at otherwise familiar territory, more on that later. The first station I would visit on this trip is in the small town of Westfield, NY just minutes from the Pennsylvania state line. This station was built in 1904 for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, later to become part of the New York Central System. This station is on the National Register Of Historic Places and is known as "The Station Art Gallery & Studio" but wasn't open to the public when I was there. Included on this page are photos of this depot along with a quick photo Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited which I photographed in North Evans, NY on the way here among other things...
To start the day, I stopped by a place I railfanned at for countless hours growing up. This is Overhead Bridge Road in North Evans, NY.
In 1992, the bridge I took this picture from was constructed to replace a very old wooden bridge over both this mainline as well as
Norfolk Southern's paralleling ex-Nickel Plate main. I spent most of that summer railfanning here with conductors from both Conrail
and NS who were in the area flagging trains through the work zone. Needless to say, I learned a lot about the railroad that summer!
In this photo is Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited with flagship GE P42DC #1 leading a train that is about 22 miles from its next stop at
Buffalo-Depew Station. After taking this photo, I'd have breakfast at Burger King, then head to Westfield...
The 1904-built Westfield Station. A National Historic Landmark today, the building and surrounding grounds are in really nice shape!
Today, the station is home to "The Station Art Gallery & Studio" of Katherine Brown Galbraith.
Another view of this beautiful station from English Street in Westfield, looking east.
The station's platform is now separated from the mainline. Here we have the New York Central Water Level Route, today
CSX's Erie West Subdivision looking west. No trains came by on this mainline while here but check the photo below as
one train did come through here on the Norfolk Southern's ex-Nickel Plate main!
Over on the Norfolk Southern ex-Nickel Plate mainline, this westbound autorack train came barreling through Westfield with
CSX power, today GE ES44DC #5489 doing the honors as lead unit. This was the only train I saw while in Westfield.