Period etching depicts North Central Railroad station (1876), facing Watkins (now Watkins Glen) harbor.

Watkins Glen Waterfront Today

Watkins Glen Waterfront Today

Much has changed since the 1870s, but the railroad tracks remain in their original location (note crossbuck at left center; the two people are walking across the tracks). The rail station is now a restaurant, but its original roofline is visible to the right of the peaked dormer section. Waters of the harbor can be seen (just barely) at lower left.

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