Crossroads of Rockland History: Nyack Rail Trail Signs

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Esposito Rail Trail Historical Signage

This program originally aired on December 17, 2018. To listen, click here.

South Nyack Village Trustee and Trail Sign Committee member Andrew Goodwillie and learn fascinating facts and anecdotes about the impact of the railroad and Thruway on Nyack and South Nyack. Goodwillie has been researching this history to create wayside historical signage along the Esposito Rail Trail. The signs are finished and will soon be in the ground in a number of locations along this busy walking trail. 

Goodwillie will cover a number of themes, including the arrival of the railroad; the industrial and commercial development of the surrounding areas and the growth and fate of those businesses in its vicinity; the eventual railroad closure in the 1960s and transformation of the former railroad land to parkland; and the devastation of South Nyack's commercial and residential areas with the arrival of the Tappan Zee Bridge and I-287 State Thruway. The text and images span over 150 years of local history.


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am,right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio at www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.   

Listen to past programs here:  https://soundcloud.com/cbsheridan 



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