Reply to "New York Central Putnam Division"

Well, it looks like the last passenger train on the Put was pulled by an Alco.  What a great way to celebrate the end, with a cloud of black smoke after each station stop.  

I am curious:

  • Was the Putnam Division signaled, semaphores perhaps?
  • Did it connect with a main line on both ends?
  • How long (in miles) was it?
  • What was the maximum authorized speed for passenger and for freight trains, respectively?
  • Was it really a Division with its own Superintendent. or was it just called a Division for a different reason?



Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

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