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Peter/Putnam Division, Thanks for my inclusion! 

I grew up in Yonkers, NY and except for 10 years in Peekskill, NY, my wife and I are still here---approximately a mile and a half from The Old Put's ROW. Back in the 1970's, I played little league baseball at Cook Field (now Redmond Field). I would often be bored in the outfield except when an occasional short freight would head north, powered by an RS-3. 

Today, The Put is part of a fine rail trail system. In Westchester County, the southern portion is the South County Trailway and the northern section (as you can guess) is the North County Trailway. I still find it amazing that there are tell-tale poles, coal and spikes that you can find and even sections of rail (some of it still in Yonkers).  

http://parks.westchestergov.com/trailways

If you have any interest in The Put, I would recommend the Dan Gallo and Fred Kramer paperback, The Putnam Division. Also pictured by Peter are the 3 hardcover versions of The Old Put by Joe Schiavone. These are great additions for anyone interested in this line. Many photos were never seen before and came from private collections. When the initial release, "The Old Put" came out, there was a DVD that came with it called Walk the Put. In that DVD, Joe covers all stations from Van Cortlandt in the Bronx to Put Junction/Brewster. Brian Vangor did a superb job with the videography. As he walk along, Joe talks about the history of several stations. I talked about a few stops in Yonkers, too on the same DVD. It was a fun project. 

Tom 

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