|The ex-Rutland Ry. station is refurbished and used as a local museum, as seen in this March 2012 photo.|
On my spring trip I crossed over from Ontario to New York state at Ogdensburg, NY. A location I have never visited on the old Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Ry or I should say the Rutland Ry., Ogdensburg Division. Unfortunately there was not a lot to see in Ogdensburg. The engine is located in a fenced in area and most of the yard is also within the compound. I continued on and stopped at a few of the old Rutland Ry. station sites which I had not visited before. The first was Lisbon, NY., mile post 112 on the Rutland Ry. The station is in excellent shape and now houses the town museum. You will have to check the town web site for dates and hours open. This station is the towns second, built sometime between 1931-1933.
The photos above views the station from different angles and the trackage in the area. If one did know the trains schedule a really nice action photo could be taken as the area is very accessible.
Also in town was a Sheffield Farms creamery which was still shipping bulk milk in the 1950's. The creamery was west of the main crossing. I could see the switch but did not walk down to see if the structure was still standing. Warren Dodgson did take photos of the creamery in 1995 and at that time it still appeared in good condition then.
On to the next stop...George Dutka