Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hyde Park Train Station
The first station is built on this site. It is slightly smaller than the current station.
Abraham Lincoln's inauguration train passes by Hyde Park on its way to Washington D.C.
President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train passes by Hyde Park on its tour through the northeast.
The current station is constructed in response to two additional tracks being added to the main line.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the King and Queen of England use the station during their visit to Hyde Park.
FDR's Funeral Train arrives back in Hyde Park for his burial.
Regular passenger service to Hyde Park is suspended.
The abandoned station is sold to the Town of Hyde Park.
Hyde Park youth use the station as a teen center, but soon lose interest.
The Hudson Valley Railroad Society takes possession of the station and begins restoration efforts.
The current station celebrates its centennial.
• The current station was built in 1914
• Black buntings being placed on the station in preparation for FDR’s funeral train.
• Abandoned Station in 1966.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists.
Location. 41° 47.244′ N, 73° 56.782′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 River Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyde Park RR Station (a few steps from this marker); Hyde Park World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away); Hyde Park Vietnam War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Hyde Park World War II Korean War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Those Who Served (approx. half a mile away); Reformed Dutch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reformed Dutch Church Hyde Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walk To Freedom (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
Regarding Hyde Park Train Station. National Register of Historic Places #81000403. 1914 station was where Roosevelt received King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; today a rail museum.
Also see . . . A brief history of the Hyde Park Station. Video - 4 min. 35 seconds. (Professional quality video presentation by the The Hudson Valley Railroad Society) (Submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.