Railroads in New York State

All-time list of railroad names in New York State



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Some interesting things about New York State Railroads, mostly New York Central Railroad


The Central New England Railway

Home to everything you ever wanted to know about railroad history West of the Hudson and Around New York State railroad, history in Chicago and the Midwest. Links to many railroad resources. New York Central railroad history. Railroad history of the New Haven Railroad and New England. Of interest to the railroad manager, railfans, advocates of super railroads, railroad historians. The one source to go to for railroad history.

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Railroads in the Adirondacks

New York Central tracks reached into the Adirondacks. One line even went across the Canadian border to Ottawa. Another line went to Montreal.

Big 4 Bridge: Jeffersonville to Louisville

The Big Four Bridge fell into disuse after the Big Four Railroad's parent company, the New York Central Railroad, was merged into the Penn Central in 1968. The Big Four Bridge's former traffic was then routed over Louisville's Fourteenth Street Bridge. By 1969 both approach spans had been removed and sold for scrap. As a result, the Big Four Bridge became the first Louisville bridge to fall out of use, and gained the nickname "Bridge That Goes Nowhere".

Adirondack Railroad Timeline

New York Central tracks reached into the Adirondacks. One line even went across the Canadian border to Ottawa. Another line went to Montreal. Find out when.

All the Railroads of the Adirondacks

The New York Central Railroad was important to the Adirondacks. Find out about what railroads ran through the Adirondacks. We have some great New York Central Railroad Pictures.too.

George Alpert, last president of the New Haven

He was president of the New Haven Railroad from 1956 to 1961 when the carrier went into bankruptcy. After he left the railroad, the Interstate Commerce Commission agreed with him that railroads like the New Haven must have federal subsidies to exist.

New England's Alphabet Route

New England Gateway, The New "Alphabet Route". In recent years, rail freight into and out of New England has been mostly Conrail (now CSX) or Guilford. Another route exists that avoids these carriers.

Amtrak's Secret Business

Amtrak operates commuter trains for several local/regional transportation authorities, but they don't publicize this at all. Find out more about this profitable operation in a time when Amtrak looses all kinds of money.

Once upon a time there was a Boston & Maine Railroad.

All about the Boston & Maine railroad. Where it went; when it was built; what happened to it.

Railroads on Cape Cod

The railroad that operated to Cape Cod was part of the New York, New Haven & Hartford. It went all the way to Provincetown. Except for short lines and tourist railroads, there isn't much left except a rich heritage.

Castleton Cutoff

The New York Central's Castleton Cutoff, Hudson River Connecting Railroad, and the Selkirk Yard.

Catskill Mountain Branch

The Catskill Mountain Branch of the New York Central connected with the West Shore at Kingston, NY. It was once the Ulster & Delaware.

Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven

Driving north from New Haven, Cedar Hill yard cannot be overlooked. Its still used, but not to the extent it was 50 year ago. Imagine, over 9,000 cars handled on one day!

The Richfield Springs branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railway

extended through Bridgewater, where it connected with the Unadilla Valley Railroad, a shortline that served Edmeston and New Berlin to Richfield Springs on Canadarago Lake, once a rather fashionable resort. Here, from 1905 until 1940, the DL&W had a passenger and freight connection with the Southern New York Railway, an interurban to Oneonta. Milk and light freight were the chief sources of revenue on this branch. Delaware Otsego subsidiary Central New York Railroad acquired this branch from Richfield Jct. to Richfield Springs, 22 miles, in 1973. Enginehouse was at Richfield Springs. Became part of NYS&W northern division after NYS&W bought the DL&W Syracuse & Utica branches from Conrail in 1982. Traffic on line gradually dropped off. Line east from Bridgewater embargoed in 1990. Abandoned and track removed in 1995, westerly 2-3 miles left in place for stone trains. In 2009: This old railroad is now owned by the Utica, Chenango and Susquehanna Valley LLC in Richfield Springs. They also own the 1930 Newark Milk and Cream Company creamery in South Columbia.
Connecticut Electric Railway Association / Connecticut Trolley Museum Connecticut Electric Railway Association / Connecticut Trolley Museum. Located in East Windsor Connecticut. An Unofficial Site about this great tourist attraction.
The Trolley in Connecticut, All about the trolley and electric railroading in Connecticut. The Connecticut Company was the biggest and it was owned by the New Haven Railroad. Even today, there are two trolley museums.

CONRAIL: Consolidated Rail Corporation

The break-up of Conrail to CSX and Norfolk Southern is just really a continuation of a drama that has gone on for about the last 80 years. Complete analysis of what property made up Conrail.

Industrial Development on the Delaware & Hudson Railroad

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.

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, The "J"

The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, runs a huge circle around Chicago, crossing every line entering the Chicago terminal. In addition, it serves great industries, like US Steel's Gary Works.

Head End: Railway Express and Railway Post Office

Head End equipment, in the heyday of passenger service, was a big part of the railroad's operations. Head end included Railway Express Agency and the post office's RPOs (Railway Post Offices).

John W. Barriger: Rail Historian and Railfan

Short biography of an amazing man who ran several railroads, was both a rail historian and a railfan, and proposed many new ideas for railroads.

The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad

The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburgh became a part of the New York Central in 1891. As late as the mid-1950's, most of the RW&O was still in service. Everything east of Oswego was part of the St. Lawrence Division. The old Lake Ontario Shore Railroad was part of the Syracuse Division.

My last ride on the JFK Express subway in April 1990

Article on subway ride on the JFK Express just before it was discontinued. Includes the experience of a cab ride from Howard Beach to the new station at Queensbridge.

The Lehigh Valley Railroad

Chartered in 1853, the Lehigh Valley opened from Easton PA to Mouch Chunk (since renamed Jim Thorpe) by 1855. It had begun in 1846 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill & Susquehanna Railroad. Nothing was done until 1851 when financing was secured from Asa Packer. The idea had been to break a canal monopoly on anthracite held by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company.

New Haven Railroad Signal Stations

Signal Stations of the New Haven Railroad; State Line Interchange of New Haven and New York Central railroads; Bridgeport, Connecticut and railroads; New Haven railroad speeds and trackage rights.

New Jersey Junction Railroad

The New Jersey Junction Railroad owned a railroad, connecting the CSX River Division (former West Shore Railroad) with the trunk lines terminating at and near Jersey City, extending from Weehawken to a junction with the former Pennsylvania Railroad at Jersey City, and a branch to a junction with same road near Harsimus Cove.

Metro-North Commuter Railroad

is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), an authority of New York State. It is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the United States as measured in terms of overall monthly ridership.Metro–North runs service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut.

Long Island Railroad - Route of the Dashing Commuter

All about the Long Island Railroad. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America. It is also an old railroad, rich in heritage.

Railroads to Newport

Newport, Rhode Island is located on Aquidneck Island. The Old Colony & Newport Railway was chartered in 1863 as that islands answer to a demand for a rail connection with the rest of the country. Today, a tourist line and a dinner train survive.

Not So Long Ago: Amazing tidbits from railroading magazines of the 1940's

Not so Long Ago: Some tidbits from railroading magazines of the 1940's which seem so strange and out-of-place now. Also a fictional plan (by Ken Kinlock) for mass transit in the Albany, New York area.

The Southern New York Railway and other Railroads in Oneonta

The Southern New York Railway: Interurban electric between Oneonta and Mohawk Valley. Railroad connections in Oneonta with the New York Central and the Delaware and Hudson.

Penn Central Transportation Company

The Penn Central was born amid great expectations and promises on February 1,1968 by the merger of the New York Central System into the Pennsylvania Railroad on that date. Neither railroad had been forced through the trauma of bankruptcy and reorganization. With incompatible computer systems ,signal systems, operating styles, and personalities at the top, the new railroad remained essentially two in operation though it was one in name.

Robert Moses: Against Mass Transit

Did you ever wonder who messed up the mass transit system in New York City? An in-depth look at Robert Moses and his life.

Robert Young and the New York Central Railroad

Robert Young. The New York Central Railroad. Some of the most fascinating railroad literature of the 1940's are transcripts of this unusual man's testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission. At year-end 1943, New York Central closed at 18 ¾, which meant Delaware and Hudson Railroad had an investment of $5,711,250.

The Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad

The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburgh became a part of the New York Central in 1891. As late as the mid-1950's, most of the RW&O was still in service. Everything east of Oswego was part of the St. Lawrence Division. The old Lake Ontario Shore Railroad was part of the Syracuse Division.

Shoreline Bridges of the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut

Shoreline Bridges of the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut. Some great classic pictures of the New Haven Railroad in action.

Grand Central Terminal and mysterious track 61

Not only mysterious track 61 at Grand Central Terminal, but much more; including who owns this great structure.

The electric freight railroads of New Haven and Bridgeport

All about the electric freight railroads of New Haven and Bridgeport. Waterbury had electrics too. These cities were once the manufacturing center of New England and these railroads were very busy. Motor cars (mostly GE). New Haven Terminal.

The Warwick Valley and Other Railroads West of the Hudson,

New Jersey's Answer To Tehachapi. Route that the Sealand container trains take from Buffalo to New York. I've got an old stock certificate from the Warwick Valley Rail Road Company which became the Lehigh & Hudson River RR. The L&NE carried both anthracite and cement; but declines in the traffic caused the parent Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to abandon the still-solvent road in 1960.
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Railroads On The Rebound


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All the great train stations of the New York Central System.

All the great train stations of the New York Central System.


Grand Central Terminal, Buffalo Central Terminal, Utica Union Station, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Harmon, Beacon, Oneonta, Saranac Lake, Malone, and others. Even some not owned by NY Central but a destination for Central trains: like Montreal

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Biographical Sketch of Bertrande H. Snell

Syracuse Post-Standard, June 28, 1949

Bertrande Will Be Missed
(Editorial) Post-Standard, June 28, 1949

Bertrande H. Snell
Syracuse Post-Standard, Sun., Sept. 23, 1945

Just Around the Corner
By Bertrande (Bertrande Snell)
Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY Nov. 18, 1945

"Give 'er the gun, hoghead, the Big Roundhouse is Just Around the Corner!"
Read also about the Catskill Mountain branch of the NY Central (former Ulster & Delaware).
Post-Standard, July 7, 1946

Unvarnished solution of the great mystery of the Hojack highjack
Read also about the Putnam Division of the New York Central.
Syracuse Post-Standard, July 21, 1946

Jimmy Halleran, trainmaster on the Hojack, had his office in Oswego and he spread out from that point like a fungus.
Read also about the Putnam Division of the New York Central.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Jan. 27, 1946

The Pennsylvania Division of the old New York Central, known to old-timers as "The Fall Brook," connects with the main line at Lyons and winds south through Corning to Clearfield, Pa.
Read also about the Central New England Railroad at Fishkill Landing.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 17, 1946

So - a mighty storm howled and raged outside
Read also about the Central New England Railroad in Dutchess County.
Syracuse Post-Standard, March 10, 1946

Oswego 1901
Read also about the Central New York Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, May 9, 1946

"Now ain't that a hell of a way to run a railroad?"
Read also about the Abandoned railroads of New York and Connecticut.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Sept. 15, 1946

You know where Woodard is, of course. It's three miles north of Liverpool on the Hojack; and it's here that the road branches - one leg going to Oswego via Phoenix and Fulton, and the other continuing on to Richland and the north.
Read also about the Southern New York Railroad and Oneonta.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Nov. 16, 1946

Ballad of the Lumberjack
Read also about the New York Subway system and Grand Central Terminal.
Syracuse Post-Standard, March 9, 1947

The old time telegrapher always claimed he was in a class by himself
Read also about the Troy & Schenectady Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Jan. 26, 1947

Watertown: 1904
Read also about the abandonment of the West Shore Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, March 23, 1947

Early summer of 1905
Read also about the New York Central shops at Harmon.
Post-Standard, April 13, 1947

A bridge to history
Read also about the Ontario & Western Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, May 25, 1947

Harry L. Schneider, The World's Only Two-Fingered Telegrapher
Read also about the Castleton Cutoff and Selkirk Yard.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Aug. 17, 1947

Just Around the Corner
by Bertrande Snell

"Whatdaddye mean - hot?" Read also about the Winter Olympics and railroads in New York State.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Aug. 31, 1947

Yes Sir - Morse Telegraphy is on the rocks,” mourned a veteran Syracuse telegrapher as we sat on a park bench and exchange views and comment.
Read also about the railroads around New York State.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Oct. 12, 1947

Ah, but there's bad news in the North Country!
Read also about the Catskill Mountain Branch of the New York Central Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Nov. 16, 1947

Fifty years ago, the lowest-paid railroad traffic employee was the telegrapher.
Read also about the Boston & Maine Railroad.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Jan. 25, 1948

Telegraphing for the New York Central in Northern Pennsylvania.
Read also about the Adirondack & St Lawrence Divisions of the New York Central.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 15, 1948

Your old time railroader was a rugged individual.
Read also about troop trains.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 29, 1948

The "Coffee Experts"
Read also about the Hudson Division of the New York Central.
Syracuse Post-Standard, April 5, 1949

Just Around the Corner
By Bertrande Snell



First Lieut. Robert F. Harding (U.S.A., retired) writes from Marblehead, Mass.:

"Would like to add my comments to the letters written about your stories of the old Hojack and adjacent territory. My interest in the Hojack is that my father started railroading out of Cape Vincent about 1886, as a brakeman. Later he went firing and became an engineer there; but in 1891 he joined up with the New York, Ontario & Western. When he resigned in 1910, he was the third man on the engineers' seniority list.

"I am not a railroad man, but I take a great interest in the two roads mentioned above. Perhaps you may remember my brother, Jerry, who was a telegrapher in Oswego for many years.

"He picked up the code at Valley Mills on the O&W, later became agent at Liberty Falls; but finally quit railroading and worked for The Associated Press in Buffalo for many years.

"Your write-ups are forwarded to me by a sister, who is a school teacher in Oneida, and by a cousin living in Oswego...I will look for more write-ups."

Ken,
Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse, Aug. 29, 1948

A "Three Day Hero"
Read also about the Harlem Division of the New York Central.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Oct. 3, 1948

The "Hop Train"
Read also about the West Side Freight Line in New York City.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Nov. 14, 1948

"The old-time train dispatcher was a man who deserved no one's envy."
Read also about snow and railroads.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Sunday, Dec. 5, 1948

"The ubiquitous section gang" FIX
Read also about the EMD Model 40 locomotive.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Jan. 16, 1949

"The American Hobo"
Read also about the EMD Model 40 locomotive.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 6, 1949

"I got half a notion to run him in for corruptin’ the morals o’decent railroad men!”
Read also about the 20th Century Limited.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 20, 1949

"Around the corner I have a friend"
Read also about commuters and railroads.
Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 27, 1949
“All trains approaching each other from opposite directions on the new double-track between Pulaski and Richland will come to a full stop and will not proceed until each has passed the other.”
Read also about the train stations of Connecticut.
Post-Standard, March 27, 1949
"Abandoned depots along the old Hojack"
Read also about the train stations of Connecticut.
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OTHER RAILROAD HISTORY

Railroads and Transit in Florida
Biographies of important railroaders
The new TRAMWAY in Nice, France
Railroads and SNOW
Railroads around Boston
Valley Railroad and Essex Steam Train
New Haven railroads and Connecticut rails
Railroads just West of the Hudson River
SNCF Rail Station in Nice, France
Old Railroads of Connecticut
Tramway Maintenance Facility
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Detroit Terminal Railway
Troy & Greenbush Railroad
Syracuse Junction Railroad
New York Central Railroad Fire Departments
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1964-1965 World's Fair in New York City
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Central New England Railway Home Page

This page is an overview of the entire railway in Connecticut and New York.

Central New England Railway in New York State

This page is an overview of the railway as it existed in New York State.

Central New England Railway in Hopewell Junction

This page is about the CNE in the Hopewell Junction area.

Central New England Railway's Great Bridge at Poughkeepsie

This page is about the CNE' bridge at Poughkeepsie.

The Rhinebeck & Connecticut

This page is about the Rhinebeck & Connecticut which became part of the Central New England Railway.

The Railroads of Pine Plains

Pine Plains was the intersection of three railroads, all of which became part of the Central New England Railway.

Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad

One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut.
The CNE / ND&C from Dutchess Jct to Matteawan.
The CNE / ND&C Glenham to Hopewell Jct.
The CNE / ND&C from Hopewell Jct to Millbrook.
The CNE / ND&C from Bangall to Pine Plains.
The CNE / ND&C from Pine Plains to Millerton.

Connecticut Connection

A trip along the Central New England Railway (CNE) from Canaan, Connecticut to the New York State Line.

Maybrook Yard

The major freight yard where the CNE connected with other railroads was at Maybrook.

The Maybrook Line across Dutchess County

The "Maybrook Line" was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned.

The Poughkeepsie Bridge after the 1974 Fire

The "Maybrook Line" lost its importance with Penn Central. See the effects of this fire on Eastern Railroading.

P&E in the Poughkeepsie Area

Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)

P&E North of Poughkeepsie Area

Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)

Poughkeepsie & Connecticut

One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Poughkeepsie & Connecticut.

The Central New England in Connecticut

A great WebSite from Tim Dowd on the remains of the CNE in Connecticut

Fishkill Landing

The Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad became part of the CNE. The New York Central ran from New York City to Albany and beyond through the Hudson Valley. The two roads met at Fishkill Landing.
The first phase of the NYC rebuilding at Fishkill Landing starting in 1913.
The second phase of the NYC rebuilding in 1914 and 1915.
New York Central in the Fishkill Landing Area.
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New Haven Railroad Home Page

Of interest to the railroad manager, railfans, advocates of super railroads, railroad historians. Links to many rail-related organizations and museums. The one source to go to for history of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Connecticut Railfan

All About Railroads in Connecticut.
From 1844 to 1967, the New Haven RR was a force in New England.
The name for a famous bar car was "V:XI-GBC" for the departure time which was 5:11.
RPO's on the New Haven.
New York City freight. Railroad path between Norwalk and Pittsfield.
Naugatuck Line to Winstead. The saga of a short line serving Middletown, Ct.
Bridgeport General Electric.
Coverage of Central New England, Naugatuck, Boston, Hartford and Danbury Line.

George Alpert, last president of the New Haven

A story of George Alpert, the last president of the New Haven Railroad. He was president of the New Haven Railroad from 1956 to 1961 when the carrier went into bankruptcy. After he left the railroad, the Interstate Commerce Commission agreed with him that railroads like the New Haven must have federal subsidies to exist.

The Train Ride to Choate

Edgar T. Mead described a trip to Choate in the 1930's. This article shows what has changed in fifty years. Rooting through old magazines on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I came to an old NRHS Bulletin (Volume 52 # 5 1987) and saw an article by Edgar T. Mead on a train trip from New York City to Choate School which is located in Wallingford, CT which he made in 1937. In 1988, I wrote an article about what we had lost or gained over 50 years. I then decided to update this for changes over the last 10 years as well as over the last 60.

Train Stations of Connecticut

There are many train stations in Connecticut. Some have been rebuilt. Some are no longer used and have been converted to other uses. Some have restaurants in them or close by.

The Shepaug Railroad

The Shepaug Railroad ran from Hawleyville to Litchfield in Connecticut. It was owned by the New Haven Railroad and went out of business in the 1940's

The Housatonic Railroad between Connecticut and Massachusetts

This is all about the railroad from Western Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It was owned by the New Haven Railroad and is still surviving.

Connecticut Freight Railroads

What railroads serve Connecticut? A listing of Connecticut towns and what railroads serve them for rail freight. All about the freight railroads that serve Connecticut.

The Mighty O&W

All about the New York, Ontario & Western railroad.
Some pieces of this railroad that was lost in 1957 are still used by other lines.

Abandoned Railroads

All about abandoned Railroads. A lot about the West Shore. Other abandonments in New York State and elsewhere in the Eastern US.

The 20th Century Limited and other New York Central Passenger Trains

The 20th Century Limited was probably the all-time most famous train. Name trains in the Empire Corridor. 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.

Circus Trains: The Second Greatest Show on Earth

The circus and the circus train has always fascinated small children and grown-up railfans alike. Circus transportation has changed significantly in the last forty years. The second greatest show - that of moving the circus by rail, begins even before the last performance begins

New York Central Branch from DeKalk Junction to Ogdensburg

In 1861, the Potsdam & Watertown line merged into the Watertown&Rome, the name of the new railroad was changed to Rome, Watertown&Ogdensburg, and a 19-mile line built from DeKalb Junction to Ogdensburg. Once it was important; now it is gone.

Industrial Development on the Delaware & Hudson Railroad

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.

Grand Central Terminal

In April 1987, the former New York Central office building was designated a landmark. Other buildings in the area have played an important role in the development of New York City. An electrical fire in 1986 knocked out the signal tower which controls the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Also stories about the NYC marine fleet and detective Moe Holstein.

Railroads from Albany to Connecticutl

Railroads through the region East of the Hudson from Albany to Connecticut. Includes the rail junction of Chatham (New York Central, Boston & Albany and Rutland ) and the New York Central Harlem Division. The New York & Harlem Railroad Company, founded in 1831, is responsible for $7.8 million in (redeemable in gold) 3 ½ bonds due in the year 2043. These bonds are legally secured by the 127-mile right-of-way from New York City to Chatham AND by GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL! Currently, these borrowings are rated "Baa1" by Moody's (not too bad since Penn Central seems to have sold off some of this property).

New York Central Electric Shops at Harmon

Harmon was a New York Central-created community and came into existence because it was a logical point to be the outer limit of the electric zone.

New York Central Hudson Division

Albany and New York on the New York Central Hudson Division with the author and learn some fascinating facts about this historic rail route.

Milk Trains

Milk Trains were once important to provide milk to our big cities.

All about the original New York Central and Hudson River Railroad

The New York Central was created in 1853 by the merger of ten other railroads, spearheaded by Albany industrialist Erastus Corning. Commodore Vanderbilt brought it together with the the Hudson River and Harlem Railroads.

New York Central Home Page (Second Section)

Home to even more of everything you ever wanted to know about the New York Central Railroad.

All about trains run for the President of the United States (POTUS)

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?

Since 1950

Over fifty years ago, Merle Armitage published a book called "The Railroads of America". In it, he listed the major railroads of the time. I took his list and tried to see where they all went. I also compared to a 1980 source of Class 1 railroads. See also the New York Central Railroad in 1950

New York City Subway System

Article based on a column by NEW YORK NEWSDAY reporter Jim Dwyer. A look at what has gone wrong with the subways since 1940. New York City's Transit Museum held a panel discussion on the merits of various types of subway maps. To kill an hour in New York City, try a subway ride.

Troop Trains

Troop Trains were important to the United States in previous Wars. The first war in which trains were used to carry Americans to battle was the Mexican War in 1846. Extensive use of trains to carry troops occurred in both World Wars.

The Troy & Schenectady, Now It Is A Bike Path

The American Museum of Electricity (What! You never heard of it?) stored its collection on the old Troy & Schenectady Railroad. Story of an historic pieve of the New York Central Railroad.

Railroad Tunnels and Bridges

A collection of information about railroad tunnels (mostly going under water) and railroad bridges going over water.

Railroads in Utica, New York

Utica was served by four railroads: The New York Central, West Shore, Lackawanna and Ontario & Western.

New York Central Railroad's West Shore

Sharing the Water Level Route with the New York Central was the West Shore; first as a competitor; later a subsidiary.

West Side Freight Line into Manhattan

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.
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Supply Chain Control Tower

Supply Chain Management Control Towers



Control towers are used in many industries for different purposes: airports and railroads use them for traffic control; power plants have control rooms to monitor operations; and third party logistics providers use them to track transportation activities. These are places where operations run well. Why not a

“SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONTROL TOWER"

in order to monitor and assure your supply? Talk to us, we build them!

So just what is an SCM Control Tower? What are the functions of a Supply Chain Control Tower? Who staffs your Supply Chain Management Control Tower?

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How can we help you? Contact us: Ken Kinlock at kenkinlock@gmail.com
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