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Public Transportation: North American rail systems
Mass transit is the biggest surprise of the 21st Century. Comprehensive list of the tram, trolley, light rail, heavy rail, subway, commuter rail systems in North America. Find out who owns them, who runs them, where they go, what equipment they have.
The Put: New York Central's Putnam Division
When was "The Put" Abandoned? More History on "The Put" and some great New York Central pictures. Other Interesting Putnam Division Resources. Connected to New York City Subway system.Bike trails along railroads. Just Around the Corner by Bertrande H. Snell. The New York & Northern was leased to the New York Central in 1895. It became the Putnam Division.
Grand Central Terminal and the New York City Subway
In April 1987, the former New York Central office building was designated a landmark. Other buildings in the area have played an important role in the development of New York City. An electrical fire in 1986 knocked out the signal tower which controls the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Article based on a column by NEW YORK NEWSDAY reporter Jim Dwyer. A look at what has gone wrong with the subways since 1940. New York City's Transit Museum held a panel discussion on the merits of various types of subway maps. To kill an hour in New York City, try a subway ride. Also stories about the NYC marine fleet and detective Moe Holstein.
The Trolley in Connecticut
All about the trolley and electric railroading in Connecticut. The Connecticut Company was the biggest and it was owned by the New Haven Railroad. Even today, there are two trolley museums.
Railroading Stories by Bertrande H. Snell
A collection of stories about mostly the New York Central Railroad written by Bertrande H. Snell. Courtesy of Richard Palmer, The Milk Business of the NY Central, Hojack and West Shore abandonments, and the Lincoln Funeral Train. Snell, a former railroad telegrapher, wrote many articles for the Syracuse Post-Standard
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