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Apples55 posted:

Another one from my Facebook feed - I really don’t know how I feel about them... definitely different!!!

The caption reads:

”New Haven 140, the Roger Williams.

The Roger Williams was a streamlined, six car, lightweight, DMU passenger train, built by the Budd Company in 1956 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The train ran between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. The train was based on Budd's successful RDC DMU cars. The end two cars were equipped with streamlined locomotive style cabs and noses, resembling those on the Fairbanks-Morse P-12-42 Diesel locomotives. The four intermediate cars lacked operating controls and cabs”


Under the New Haven Railroad, the Roger Williams first ran between Boston and New York City and later to Springfield, Massachusetts but never to Washington, DC. After the demise of the New Haven Railroad in 1969, one of the cars ran in commuter service in the Washington, DC area. Facebook is posting interesting pictures of the NYNH&HRR.


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