WOW! A great topic. I grew up near the New Haven line in the northeast Bronx that eventually crossed the HellGate bridge.
My paternal grandparents lived in Larchmont just north and west of the station. I grew up watching McGinnis-liveried jets go flying by! I could get up close before I-95 was built.....
Of course, in 1958, I asked Santa to bring me the New Haven F3 freight set in the Lionel catalog.
This is my office computer, so I don't have a lot of pics here....this is what I have:
My DL 109-110 with PS3:
My EP-5 set from the 56 Lionel catalog:
My F3 set from the 58 Lionel catalog: