Oh the things that show up in Facebook... the caption reads:

”Fashion Show on Board the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad's Show Train, 1949. Photo by Dan Weiner“. Would have made all those commutes a bit easier...

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Another Facebook find... the caption reads:

”NYNH&HRR 3202 R-Class Alco-Schenectady Mountain 2-10-2. Apr 18, 1948. Photo by L.A. Bloomfield. From my collection“. 

Wish Lionel would make some New Haven (large) steamers...

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Another Facebook find... the caption reads:

”NYNH&HRR 3202 R-Class Alco-Schenectady Mountain 2-10-2. Apr 18, 1948. Photo by L.A. Bloomfield. From my collection“. 

Wish Lionel would make some New Haven (large) steamers...

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The picture caption is incorrect. The pictured locomotive is a 2-10-2, which is a Santa Fe type. The Mountain type is a 4-8-2 (starting with road number 3300 on the New Haven). The main rod has been removed from the pictured locomotive - which may be in the scrap line.

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This pair of ex-NH FL-9s (#2014, 2016) are currently in Grapevine Texas. They will be restored to full operating condition and then sadly repainted maroon and gold to be used by the Grapevine tourist line. I went out to get pictures in their current state last weekend.

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Too bad in my opinion. These locomotives from the New Haven Railroad will lose their identity.

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Very true MELGAR, especially when you consider the Grapevine’s boring current livery...

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If there is any bright side, at least the engines will be restored to operating condition.

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The right thing to do would be to leave these FL9s  as they are in the original paint scheme or at least to repaint them in the McGuiness scheme. I can't understand why none of the railroad museums in Connecticut managed to keep these New Haven Railroad artifacts in their home State.

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Two interesting pics from my Facebook feed today... the first had a caption:

The New York, New Haven, and Hartford Rail Road ferry, Oak Point, Port Morris, Bronx, N.Y., undated [c. 1897-1905].

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Passenger-carrying steamboats operated on Long Island Sound between between New York City, Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Providence and Fall River, Massachusetts beginning in 1835 . Some of the steamboat companies were owned by railroads that eventually were absorbed by the New Haven Railroad when it established through service between Boston and New York City in 1892, and the New Haven continued to operate them. Other steamboat operators competed with the New Haven until water-borne passenger service ended in1937.

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Passenger-carrying steamboats operated on Long Island Sound between between New York City, Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Providence and Fall River, Massachusetts beginning in 1835 . Some of the steamboat companies were owned by railroads that eventually were absorbed by the New Haven Railroad when it established through service between Boston and New York City in 1892, and the New Haven continued to operate them. Other steamboat operators competed with the New Haven until water-borne passenger service ended in1937.

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Thanks, as always, for the history, MELGAR. I’ve seen ferries loaded with boxcars, but this was the first time I saw one carrying passenger cars. Must have made for an interesting trip.

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Got to love the New Haven Santa Fe's...  NH L-1 at Boston on 5/17/48

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While I love big steamers, there is something odd about this L-1. Is it just me or does the trailing truck and the tender seem undersized in comparison to the engine itself???

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I think what looks unusual is that the trailing-truck wheels are smaller than the pilot truck wheels. According to "New Haven Power 1838-1968" by J.W. Stauffer, the trailing truck wheels were 33-inch diameter and the pilot truck wheels were 35 inches. Stauffer refers to the trailing trucks as "dinky" and "incongruously small."

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Apples55 posted:

Oh the things that show up in Facebook... the caption reads:

”Fashion Show on Board the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad's Show Train, 1949. Photo by Dan Weiner“. Would have made all those commutes a bit easier...

 

During the 1960s, CCNY had professors in a dedicated car on one morning Hartford-NYC train and one evening NYC-Hartford commuter train.  You could earn college credits in those two hours.  John

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Apples55 posted:

Oh the things that show up in Facebook... the caption reads:

”Fashion Show on Board the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad's Show Train, 1949. Photo by Dan Weiner“. Would have made all those commutes a bit easier...

 

During the 1960s, CCNY had professors in a dedicated car on one morning Hartford-NYC train and one evening NYC-Hartford commuter train.  You could earn college credits in those two hours.  John

Interesting, Rattler... Adds an entirely new meaning to on line learning!!!

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This popped up on my Facebook feed today... fantastic picture - not much info, but it refers to them as eleven “4400s”. I’ve never seen that many pantographs up at once!!! 

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The photo shows New Haven's 4400 series multiple-unit cars - also referred to as "washboards" because of their fluted stainless-steel sides - manufactured in 1954 by Pullman Standard in Worcester, Massachusetts. Each car was powered by four 100 horsepower DC traction motors and drew 11,000 volt AC power from the New Haven's overhead catenary and rectified it to DC for the motors. The cars also had two third-rail pickup shoes on each truck for operation under trackage-rights on the New York Central Railroad between Woodlawn, New York  and Grand Central Terminal, a distance of 12 miles, where 650-volt DC power was supplied from a third rail.

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The photo shows New Haven's 4400 series multiple-unit cars - also referred to as "washboards" because of their fluted stainless-steel sides - manufactured in 1954 by Pullman Standard in Worcester, Massachusetts. Each car was powered by four 100 horsepower DC traction motors and drew 11,000 volt AC power from the New Haven's overhead catenary and rectified it to DC for the motors. The cars also had two third-rail pickup shoes on each truck for operation under trackage-rights on the New York Central Railroad between Woodlawn, New York  and Grand Central Terminal, a distance of 12 miles, where 650-volt DC power was supplied from a third rail.

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Thanks, as always, MELGAR... did they usually run trains that long??? I don’t remember too may 10 car trains when I was riding Metro North, much less 11.

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New Haven Railroad Rail Diesel Car 42 still survives and will undergo a full restoration at the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, Massachusetts. The car was built in 1953 at the Budd Company Red Lion Plant in Philadelphia and operated by the New Haven and Penn Central Railroads. It was retired in 1989, stored in Fall River, Massachusetts until its acquisition by BSRM in 2017, and moved to the museum in 2018. The BSRM is worth a visit by "Any New Haven Fan."

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Such a great thread. Figured I’d get it back to the front page. 😃

 

Very nice video, Greg - thanks for sharing. And that is a beautiful layout... is it yours or the NLOE layout???

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Well, someone just took the hot tub time machine back to New York circa the 1960’s!!! New Haven, Penn Central, and NYC all in one shot. All that’s missing is a Hellgate Bridge!!! Nice video Peter.

P.S. Are those NYC cars the Lionel aluminum 1980’s vintage??? Look good.

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Very nice video, Greg - thanks for sharing. And that is a beautiful layout... is it yours or the NLOE layout???

Thanks! It’s the NLOE layout.

Thanks Greg. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, not far from the LIRR cut - I’ve been buying your great club cars for the last few years (who doesn’t love Nathan’s!!!). One of these days, I’ve got to hike out to see your layout.

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Pete

Well, someone just took the hot tub time machine back to New York circa the 1960’s!!! New Haven, Penn Central, and NYC all in one shot. All that’s missing is a Hellgate Bridge!!! Nice video Peter.

P.S. Are those NYC cars the Lionel aluminum 1980’s vintage??? Look good.

The NYC cars and ABA are from the 1983 MPC offering....the 20th Century Ltd.

The the sleeper and diner were later add-ons....

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Pete

Well, someone just took the hot tub time machine back to New York circa the 1960’s!!! New Haven, Penn Central, and NYC all in one shot. All that’s missing is a Hellgate Bridge!!! Nice video Peter.

P.S. Are those NYC cars the Lionel aluminum 1980’s vintage??? Look good.

The NYC cars and ABA are from the 1983 MPC offering....the 20th Century Ltd.

The the sleeper and diner were later add-ons....

Peter

Thanks Peter... thought they looked familiar. I always found the smooth sides to be most attractive.

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