Updated 19 May 2012
The following links point to other Web sites which contain information related to the New Haven Railroad. Some point to historical societies, others to transportation agencies which currently run service over former New Haven lines, and a few others point to the personal pages of rail enthusiasts.
Except for the Railroad History Archives at the University of Connecticut, none of the groups represented here are affiliated with the NHRHTA. We include them simply for your interest and enjoyment.
Suggestions for New Haven Railroad-related web sites are welcome. If you would like to recommend a site not listed below, please contact the NHRHTA webmaster.
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Special thanks to the managers of the web site's marked with an asterisk (*). These sites have posted links to the NHRHTA website.
Railroad Museums, Libraries, Historical and Related Groups:
The Railroad History Archives at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut (*)
The Steam & Electric Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad Digital Collection (*) -- An exciting new online exhibit by the Railroad History Archives, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut.
A Tribute to Union Station of Canaan, Connecticut (*) -- A slideshow of images from the Railroad History Archive, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries. A terrific tribute by curator Laura Katz Smith and historian Leroy Beaujon to this historic station, severely damaged by arsonists on October 13, 2001.
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum -- Now operating rail excursions!
The Cape Cod Chapter, NRHS NEW!
The Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS (*)
Connecticut History Online NEW! -- Search on 'railroad' to see their extensive photo collection!
The Danbury Railway Museum (*)
The Granite Railway and Its Associated Enterprises
Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York -- University of New Hampshire Library -- An excellent resource to research old New Haven railroad rights-of-way.
Kingston (RI) Station -- includes information on the Narragansett Pier Railroad.
Library of Congress American Memory -- Built in America, gateway to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room
Library of Congress Railroad Maps 1828 - 1900
Making of America -- The Old Colony Railroad: Its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places -- 1875 booklet
The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (*)
The New York Connecting Railroad Society (*)
The Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum
The Railroad Museum of New England - Naugatuck Railroad
Recollecting Nemasket – Railroads – several blog articles about the railroads around Middleborough and Lakeville, MA. NEW!
The Walker Transportation Collection, Beverly, MA, Historical Society
History of the Railroad in Walpole, MA
The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum -- not New Haven related, but a very interesting and active group.
The South Norwalk Switch Tower Museum -- Western Connecticut Chapter, NRHS
Trolley Museums and Sites:
The Connecticut Trolley Museum - Connecticut Electric Railway Association
Dave's Electric Railroads, including photos of the Berkshire Street Railway, The Connecticut Company and New Haven Railroad Electrics. (*) NEW!
The Seashore Trolley Museum
The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
The Shore Line Trolley Museum
Maritime Museums and Sites:
The New England Steamship Foundation - S.S. Nobska Restoration News -- details an unsuccessful attempt to save and preserve the S.S. Nobska.
The Rail-Marine Information Group
Railroad Companies, Public Transit Agencies, Proposed Rail Projects and Related Sites:
The Bay Colony Railroad -- former operator of several New Haven lines in southeastern Massachusetts.
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
The Cape Cod Central Railroad (*)
Cape Rail Inc. -- Parent company to the Cape Cod Central Railroad and the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad. NEW!
CBB Greenbush -- Official public information website for the MBTA's Old Colony Greenbush Line commuter rail restoration project.
The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council (*)
The Connecticut Southern Railroad -- a RailAmerica subsidiary.
The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
www.ctbusway.com -- "Your link to Busway initiatives in the state of Connecticut." Includes proposals to convert the New Britain - Hartford railroad right-of-way to a dedicated busway, as well as proposed Manchester/Vernon and Griffin Line busways.
The Essex Steam Train
The Friends of Amtrak
Grand Central Terminal -- Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Pan Am Railways/Guilford Rail System
The Housatonic Railroad
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company -- The operator of the MBTA's Boston-area commuter rail system. NEW!
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Massachusetts Coastal Railroad -- Freight operator on several former New Haven lines formerly operated by the Bay Colony Railroad. NEW!
MBTA.net -- The MBTA Riders Network
Metro North Railroad
National Corridors Initiative
The Naugatuck Railroad - The Railroad Museum of New England
New York & Atlantic Railway NEW!
New York New Jersey Rail, LLC NEW!
The Newport Dinner Train
The Old Colony & Newport Scenic Railway
The Pioneer Valley Railroad Company
The Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
RIPTA -- Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Shore Line East
The Shore Line East Riders' Association
The Sierra Club's Boston North/South Rail Link Page
Slamtrak.com/I Know a Railroad -- A railroader's tribute to fellow railroaders, with a focus on the present-day Shoreline route. View the photo album for present-day and historical photos of the New Haven's Shoreline route and the people who make the railroad run. (*)
South Coast Rail -- Project web site for the proposed restoration of MBTA commuter rail service from New Bedford and Fall River, MA. NEW!
Discussion Forums and Photo Archives:
The NHRHTA New Haven Railroad Forum
The NERail List Server Archive
The NERail Photo Archive
Railroad.net, including the New York, New Haven & Hartford - Past and Present. NEW!
Yahoo Groups -- includes The Bay Colony Railroad, The Berkshire Hills Route, The Housatonic Railroad and The Old Colony Railroad.
Railfan and other Personal Web Sites:
The Alphabet Route - New York, New Haven and Hartford NEW!
The Berkshire Hills Route
The Canal Line -- Southern End in Connecticut.
The Canton Viaduct NEW!
Cape Cod Model Railroad Club -- located in New Haven baggage car 3802!
Cape Cod Rails (*) -- Old site.
Cape Cod Rails -- New site. NEW!
The Catskill Archive -- home to the former Railroad Extra website. Contains numerous articles about nineteenth and early twentieth century New England railroads. Visit the Early Railroading page or go straight to the New England Railroading page. Use the site's search engine to query for articles on specific New Haven predecessor lines.
Bill Chapin's New Haven Railroad NEW!
The Conrail Cabins and Cabooses Page
The Cranberry.com (*) -- Bed and Breakfast in western Tennessee.
George Elwood's New Haven Page -- includes numerous New Haven photos.
Jim Fellows' New Haven Railroad in 1956 (*) NEW!
Forgotten NY: The New York Connecting Railroad NEW!
Grand Central: Commuter Rail and Amtrak in NY and Beyond
Rob Gross' New Haven Railroad NEW!
The Housatonic Railroad Page
The Idiot Railfan's New Haven in the '90s Page (*)
The Joe's Transit Album New Haven Railroad Locomotive Page
The Joe's Transit Album New Haven Railroad MU and Other Things Page
The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station
Massachusetts Railroad Stations NEW!
The Moshassuck Valley Railroad NEW!
Peter Ness' New Haven Railroad in 1959 (*) NEW!
The New England Transportation Site Back on line!
New Haven RR Steam Locomotives A to Z NEW!
The NJ, NY & CT Railroad Page
The New York, Westchester, & Boston Railway at nycsubway.org.
The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway On-Line Archive NEW!
The Northup Avenue Classification Yard in Rhode Island NEW!
Pawtucket - Central Falls NEW!
Peters Rail Road Museum (*)
Providence, RI: East Side Tunnel
Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum NEW!
Railfanning Eastern America
Railroad Roundhouses in Providence, RI NEW!
Railroad Stations in Massachusetts (*) -- includes many New Haven stations.
Railroad Stations of Providence, RI NEW!
The Remains of the Central New England Railway
Rhode Island Railroads NEW!
Bill Shanaman's New Haven Railroad NEW!
The Shore Line East Commuter Railroad in Pictures -- Robert A. LaMay
Site of the Great East Thompson Train Wreck NEW!
The South Station Project – A blog detailing John Sheridan's research on Boston's South Station as he plans to build a scale model. NEW!
Stan's Railpix -- CDOT & the Valley Railroad Page
TylerCityStation.Info (*) -- detailed history of the railroads of southwestern Connecticut. NEW!
Bill Wood's Train Page -- includes pages on the recent restorations and operations of the Old Colony commuter rail branches to Plymouth/Kingston and Greenbush, MA.
Other interesting sites. These sites are NOT affiliated with the NHRHTA, Inc. We include them simply for your reference:
Marc Frattasio's New Haven Railroad Book Page -- Two NHRR book projects by one of the NHRHTA's most popular and prolific Shoreliner authors.
Check out what former NHRR president (1956 - 1961) George Alpert's son Richard (aka Ram Dass) is up to today!
Grand Central Terminal -- NYCtourist.com
Google Book Search -- search for digital on-line copies of publications related to the New Haven and related companies.
Greg Scholl Video Productions-- Vintage Videos -- including New Haven videos!
The History Channel's Grand Central Terminal Exhibit Page
Houghton's Rail Images New Haven Railroad Photo Page -- include New Haven and successor photos.
Microscale -- Use their search engine to search for 'New Haven'!
The Model Memories New Haven Railroad HO Scale Catenary Bridge Model Kit Page
New Haven Caboose at The Catawissa Railroad Company
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad logo apparel and accessories -- by Visuals at Work REVISED!
New York Press article on the New York, Westchester & Boston
Railpub (*) -- 300+ titles of back issue railroad magazines for sale, plus 2000 used rail books, including many related to the New Haven Railroad.
Railroading in Connecticut (*)
Riverpoint Station (*) -- HO scale models NEW!
The Rhode Island Foundation: Union Station -- Providence, RI.
TALGO Trains (Patentes Talgo)
Walkway Over the Hudson -- Non-profit group planning to preserve the Poughkeepsie railroad bridge over the Hudson as a public walkway. NEW!
Woonsocket's Railroads NEW!