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Note: This is a list of New Haven Railroad named passenger trains. It mostly gives only the train names and not the types of cars in the consists or other details. That information is too lengthy to be presented here. If you’re interested in further information on a particular train, it can be found in the book “New Haven Passenger Trains,” by Peter E. Lynch.

The Five Hour Express (1894 with Parlor Cars, Buffet Smoking Car, New York/Boston)

Most of the following trains ran between New York and Boston on the Shore Line. The most important had parlor cars, dining or grill cars, and coaches. Some trains also ran to Philadelphia and Washington, DC in conjunction with the PRR and also had PRR cars in the consist.

Day Express - Knickerbocker - Bay State - Afternoon Express - Shore Line Express - Merchants’ Limited - Yankee Clipper - Gilt Edge - Sundown - Pershing Square - Mayflower - Murray Hill - Bostonian - 42nd Street - Puritan - New Yorker - Commander

Colonial - Federal - Senator - Patriot - Air Line Limited - Advance Merchants’ Limited

Owl - Narragansett - Night Express (all coaches) - Night Hawk (sleepers)

The following trains ran along the 62-mile route from New Haven to Hartford and Springfield Massachusetts:

Bankers - Nathan Hale - Connecticut Yankee - Montrealer - Washingtonian

MELGAR

MELGAR:

I have been looking forward to this list.  Is it intended to be comprehensive?

If yes, I'm wondering where the "Roger Williams*" and the "Narragansett Special**" might be.

Thanks for your list, regardless.  I haven't been on here in a while but these are all great posts.

Steven J. Serenska

*Short-lived lightweight train

** The "Narragansett Special ran from GCT to Narragansett Park to bring riders/bettors to see a horse race of the same name.

 P.S. The forum software keeps altering my link.  if this make sense to you, please change the "[" in the URL to be "(" and the link will work.  For some reason Hoopla is not saving it as I'm entering it "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Williams_(train)"

MELGAR posted:

Note: This is a list of New Haven Railroad named passenger trains. It mostly gives only the train names and not the types of cars in the consists or other details. That information is too lengthy to be presented here. If you’re interested in further information on a particular train, it can be found in the book “New Haven Passenger Trains,” by Peter E. Lynch.

Most of the following trains ran between New York and Boston on the Shore Line. The most important had parlor cars, dining or grill cars, and coaches. Some trains also ran to Philadelphia and Washington, DC in conjunction with the PRR and also had PRR cars in the consist.

Day Express - Knickerbocker - Bay State - Afternoon Express - Shore Line Express - Merchants’ Limited - Yankee Clipper - Gilt Edge - Sundown - Pershing Square - Mayflower - Murray Hill - Bostonian - 42nd Street - Puritan - New Yorker - Commander

Colonial - Federal - Senator - Patriot - Air Line Limited - Advance Merchants’ Limited

Owl - Narragansett - Night Express (all coaches) - Night Hawk (sleepers)

MELGAR

Thanks so much MELGAR. Just ordered the book. Definitely going to go with a NYC - Boston train... got to find a spot for my small Grand Central and Hellgate Bridge.

Paul

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Serenska posted:

MELGAR:

I have been looking forward to this list.  Is it intended to be comprehensive?

If yes, I'm wondering where the "Roger Williams*" and the "Narragansett Special**" might be.

** The "Narragansett Special ran from GCT to Narragansett Park to bring riders/bettors to see a horse race of the same name.

Steve,

My list was not intended to be absolutely comprehensive but I inadvertently omitted the 1950s era lightweight trains Roger Williams, Dan'l Webster and John Quincy Adams. Lynch mentions some other named trains which ran to Maine, including the Portland Night Express and the State of Maine  but makes no mention of the Narragansett Special that I can find. I hesitate to guarantee that there weren't others I have not included.

MELGAR

MELGAR posted:
Serenska posted:

MELGAR:

I have been looking forward to this list.  Is it intended to be comprehensive?

If yes, I'm wondering where the "Roger Williams*" and the "Narragansett Special**" might be.

** The "Narragansett Special ran from GCT to Narragansett Park to bring riders/bettors to see a horse race of the same name.

Steve,

My list was not intended to be absolutely comprehensive but I inadvertently omitted the 1950s era lightweight trains Roger Williams, Dan'l Webster and John Quincy Adams. Lynch mentions some other named trains which ran to Maine, including the Portland Night Express and the State of Maine  but makes no mention of the Narragansett Special that I can find. I hesitate to guarantee that there weren't others I have not included.

MELGAR

MELGAR:

Thanks for clarifying.

I only know about the Narragansett Special because 1-2 years ago, someone on eBay offered a marketing placard from 1938 for the train.  It was a great art deco piece and would have looked fantastic framed in the train room.  Unfortunately, the seller's buy-it-now asking price was a bit too high for me.  Someone else did purchase it, however.

I wish I had copied the photos of it.  The ad copy on the poster was just fantastic.  It extolled the air conditioning in the coaches and the presence of a bar car on the train in both directions.  There were words to the effect that patronizing the bar car would pump up a bettor's enthusiasm on the ride up and console him for his losses on the way home.

I still kick myself for being such a cheap-o and not buying it.

Steven J. Serenska

A little more research reveals that the train was called the "'Gansett Special" ... which I sort of remembered from the placard I didn't purchase, but I wasn't 100% sure.  Here is more info from the  New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association website:

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Another item from Facebook... 

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Just a couple of old friends saying goodbye. CSX B746-27 sits in Cedar Hill Yard on Friday, September 28, 2018 in the early morning pouring rain with CSX 6226 (GP40-2 ex-B&O 4327). The three FL-9s (2012, 2024, and 2026) that it picked up from Connecticut DOT in New Haven are being sent to their new homes after being purchased at auction. Not only are all of the units EMD built, but the GP40-2 has the telltale yellow plow trim, identifying it as a third rail clearance compliant unit. In the lead position behind the active power is unit 2024 (ex-New Haven 2058), which was purchased by Webb Rail LLC - Babbling Brook and is enroute to the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, MA.

Paul

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The FL-9s had been parked in the Metro-North (formerly New Haven Railroad) Lamberton Street Yard in New Haven. I occasionally walked along Cedar street and could see the FL-9s at the far side of the yard. I think there may be one or two still there. Hope they're being preserved.

MELGAR

Picked this up from Amazon... thanks MELGAR!!! Have just had time for a cursory glance, but looks fascinating.

On the positive side, I now know for sure that there was a NH train called the Hell Gate Express (love that name) - on the down side, not too much info on details, but might be from the days before the Osgood Bradley cars. More research is definitely in order...

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Apples55 posted:

Picked this up from Amazon... thanks MELGAR!!! Have just had time for a cursory glance, but looks fascinating.

On the positive side, I now know for sure that there was a NH train called the Hell Gate Express (love that name) - on the down side, not too much info on details, but might be from the days before the Osgood Bradley cars. More research is definitely in order...

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Another real good book is "NH Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" by David R. Sweetland and Stephan Horsley. I think you can get it on Amazon too. Also look up "The New Haven Railroad's Electrified Zone" by Robert A. Liljestrand with Richard Abramson for more.

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Paul

phoch00 posted:
Apples55 posted:

Picked this up from Amazon... thanks MELGAR!!! Have just had time for a cursory glance, but looks fascinating.

On the positive side, I now know for sure that there was a NH train called the Hell Gate Express (love that name) - on the down side, not too much info on details, but might be from the days before the Osgood Bradley cars. More research is definitely in order...

Another real good book is "NH Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" by David R. Sweetland and Stephan Horsley. I think you can get it on Amazon too. Also look up "The New Haven Railroad's Electrified Zone" by Robert A. Liljestrand with Richard Abramson for more.

Thanks Paul... I’ll have to check those out.

Paul

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Another Facebook find... this from the Railroad Museum of New England advertising their Christmas Train.

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As best as I can tell from the museum website, the engine is an FL9, CDOT 2019, formerly NH 2049.

Paul

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Some pics from my visit to the Danbury Railway Museum yesterday...

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Wouldn’t want to be the carpenter who had to build all of these!!!

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Here is a link to a topic with other pics from my visit:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...18#81537088126574618

Paul

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