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The 20th Century Limited plus more fast passenger
Before the world of passenger trains collapsed in the 1950's, the New York Central was one of the nation's premier passenger railroads. Its 10,000 miles reached from Boston to St. Louis, but its heart was the four-track mainline from New York City to Buffalo. During the 1920's, 37 name trains traveled the "Water Level" mainline. This huge mass of trains was sometimes referred to as the "Great Steel Fleet".
Harmon was a major station for the New York Central
Harmon was the outer limit of the electric zone (every train going through Harmon changed engines), a major passenger station: terminal for MU electric trains, and an important locomotive shop. Shop always maintained the electric locomotives; but also maintained steam, and later diesel. Now it is the major shop of Metro North Commuter Railroad.
Joint Winter Olympics for Montreal and Lake Placid?
A news story stated that Montreal and Lake Placid officials met to consider a joint bid for the Winter Olympics. This could be great news for more railroads! Provide access to a wealth of railroad history information published over many years about the New York Central and about Montreal railroads.
Collection of Short Stories about Railroad History
A collection of articles about Railroads. Included is: Little Falls & Dolgeville RR; NY Central Snow Book; mail and express on the New York Central; Detroit Terminal Railway; Amsterdam, Chuctanunda and Northern Railroad. Mail and Express (M&E) trains on the New York Central. 1964 World's Fair and the New York Central Railroad.
Castleton Cutoff and Selkirk
New York Central's Castleton Cutoff, Hudson River Connecting Railroad, and the Selkirk Yard.
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