Railways and all thing relating to trains and railroads around the World. Something for railfans, modelers and rail historians.
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A sampling from our Member Sites(s) Use the link above to review/visit
West Side Rail Freight Line into Manhattan
Now abandoned and turning into a walkway called the High Line. History of New York City's West Side Freight Line.Begun in 1846, the New York Central's West Side Freight Line was the only freight railroad directly into Manhattan.
Industrial Development on the Delaware & Hudson Railro
1920's story about how the Delaware & Hudson Railroad
helped develop the region it served. How coal played a role in the history of the D&H.
D&H Sales Offices. D&H to North Creek
History of electrified railroads throughout the United States. The disparate voltages, cycles, DC versus AC, third rail versus overhead, etc were the result of free enterprise capitalist competition.
Short Line Railroads
All about short lines we have not covered elsewhere. Some in Connecticut, others in New York.
Some are New York Central properties.
All about trains run for the President of the US
All about trains run for the President of the United States (POTUS). In 1990, George Bush visited Connecticut to campaign. His visit closed parts of three Interstate highways and disrupted thousands of commuters and other travelers. Should he have taken the train? Lots more about Presidents riding the rails. FDR, Truman, right down to Obama.