I know there are some fans of "The Put" on the forum... this came across my Facebook feed this morning from the NY Transit Museum:
#TodayinHistory: On May 29, 1958, the New York Central Putnam Division commuter line made its final run between the Sedgwick Avenue station in the Bronx and the Brewster station in Putnam County, NY. Commonly called “the Put,” the line was decommissioned due to low ridership resulting from the line’s lack of both commuter parking and direct service to Grand Central Terminal, both of which were features of the parallel Harlem and Hudson Divisions. However, because there were no tunnels on the line, its tracks continued to be used by oversized freight trains until 1962, when the West Shore Railroad upgraded to accommodate “high and wide” freight traffic. Today, a remaining stub of track at Marble Hill is used for storage by Metro-North Railroad and much of the former roadbed has been converted to bike trails.
These #NYTMCollection photos were taken at the Sedgwick Avenue and Briarcliff Manor stations on the New York Central Putnam Division commuter line’s final run fifty-nine years ago. The original Briarcliff Manor station building reopened last year as a village community center dedicated to former mayor William J. Vescio.