Conrail abandoned The "Putnam Industrial Track" and the Nepperhan Branch in July of 1982, but service along The Nepperhan Branch lasted only into the late 1970's.
Service to Stella D'oro in The Bronx on the mainline lasted until about 1986-1987 with Conrail serving the cookie company with a tank car or two about once a month served out of Oak Point Yard.
In the 1980's the crossing at Lake Avenue was still in place with the yellow warning signs, and Dellwood Milk trucks pounded over it daily.
Today, 30 years later in 2013, the only track structure left of the mainline of "The Put" is at BN Yard in New York City, and a short segment at Putnam Avenue in Brewster, both still used by Metro-North Railroad.
The majority of The Nepperhan Branch was torn out as well, but a whole 1/4 mile of railroad remains embedded on the property of Mile Square Transportation between Torre Place, and Worth Street in The City of Yonkers.
And one can just step back in time and imagine a train heading down to Lake Avenue to deliver a hot car to the old Alexander Smith Carpet Mills complex.
© Yonkers Rails