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THE MAYBROOK LINE
Campbell Hall - Maybrook - Poughkeepsie - Hopewell Jct. - Danbury


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the Maybrook Line:

Books:

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Shoreliner®:

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Volume 4 Issue 3 (Summer) 1973
  • "N.Y. & N.E. - Part 1" -- A brief history of the New York & New England, including its predecessor lines. 4 pages with photos.
Volume 4 Issue 4 (Fall) 1973
  • "N.Y. & N.E. - Part 2" -- A brief history of the New York & New England, including its predecessor lines. 1-1/2 pages with photos.
Volume 7 Issue 2 (Spring) 1976
  • "The Poughkeepsie Bridge Route" -- Presents a brief history and freight operations of the Maybrook line. 4 pages with photos and timetables.
  • "Gateway to the West -- The Maybrook Line" -- Presents a brief history and passenger, freight, steam and diesel-electric operations of the Maybrook line. 13 pages, with photos, maps and track profile diagram.
  • "Maybrook Recollections" -- Edward B. Burns recalls his father's experiences working on the Maybrook line. 2 pages with photos.
  • "Experiences on the L-1" -- Arthur Bixby, Sr., shares his recollections of working on the L-1s in Maybrook line service. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 9 Issue 3 (Summer) 1978
  • "The Lehigh & Hudson River Railway" -- The story of this important Maybrook connection. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 10 Issue 4 1979
  • Front cover photo of FA-1 #0429 with an eastbound freight at West Pawling, NY, in August 1957.
  • "The Poughkeepsie High Bridge" -- The istory of this major New Haven bridge over the Hudson River. 7 pages with photos.
  • "The Hudson Suspension Bridge - Legend, Myth or Partial Reality" -- Discusses the planned but never built rail bridge proposed to cross the Hudson near Peekskill, NY, in the 1880s. 1-2/3 pages with drawing.
Volume 11 Issue 1 1980
  • "The Six Railroad Stations of Newtown, Connecticut" -- Reviews the history of the stations Hawleyville, Botsford, North Newtown, Sandy Hook, Hanover Springs and Newtown. 6 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 12 Issue 1 1981
  • "Railroad Tunnels of Connecticut" -- Includes tunnels in Newtown (2), Washington, Norfolk, Terryville, East Haven, Hartford, Bolton Notch, Taftville and Norwich (2). 8 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 12 Issue 4 1981
  • "The History of the New Haven and Derby Railroad" -- 24 pages with photos, maps and tables.
Volume 13 Issue 1 1982
  • "Modeling the New Haven's Danbury Turntable" -- 5 pages with photos and diagrams.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • "The Hudson Suspension Bridge" -- The story of the stillborn Highland Bridge, a proposed rail crossing of the Hudson River in Peekskill, NY. 4 pages, including drawing and map.
Volume 14 Issue 1 1983
  • "Modeling the New Haven's Danbury Sanding Towers" -- 3 pages with photos and diagrams.
Volume 14 Issue 3 1983
  • "The 400s -- Part 1" -- The history of the New Haven's Alco FAs and FBs. 20 pages with photos (many color, including front cover) and diagram. Includes many photos in Maybrook service.
Volume 15 Issue 1 1984
  • "Waterbury West, on the N.Y.&N.E." -- The history of the construction of the New York & New England lines west of Hartford, CT. 18 pages with photos, timetable and maps.
  • Rear cover photo of FA-1 #0412 leading a westbound freight passing another at West Pawling, NY, in May, 1950.
Volume 15 Issue 4 1984
  • "Favorite Fan Trip Route" -- Two photos at Beacon, NY, of a May 1950 Maybrook fan trip. 1/3 page.
  • "On the New Haven...Today: The Tale of Two Bridges" -- Discusses the recent sale of the Poughkeepsie Bridge and plans to repair the Derby - Shelton, CT, bridge, damaged by a 1983 flood. 1/2 page.
  • "My Bridge" -- Fond memories of New Haven trains which passed over the recently flood-damaged Derby - Shelton bridge. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • "Face-lifting the Highland" -- Discusses the New Haven's extensive improvements, including the addition of a second track, to the former New York & New England lines in New York and western Connecticut, focusing on the Maybrook line between Danbury and Hopewell Junction. 10 pages with photos and map.
Volume 16 Issue 4 1985
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part I" -- Covers the years 1830s - 1880s. 6 pages with photos, map and timetable.
Volume 17 Issue 1 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part II" -- Covers the years 1850s - 1880s. 6 pages with photos and timetable.
Volume 17 Issue 2 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part III" -- Covers the years (1886 - 1892) the Danbury & Norwalk was leased by the Housatonic Railroad. 9 pages with photos, timetable and map.
  • "Locomotives of the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad" -- Photo essay reviewing the D&N locomotive roster. 5 pages with photos and roster.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Part IV" -- Covers the history of the Danbury - Norwalk line from the New Haven takeover in 1892 to the 1910s. 5 pages with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 4 1986
  • "The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad -- A Successful Enterprise -- Conclusion" -- Covers the history of the Danbury - Norwalk line from the 1920s to the present (1986). 8 pages with photos.
  • "Passenger Stops Along the Danbury & Norwalk" -- Describes the locations of stations along the Danbury - Norwalk line. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 2 1987
  • "The Motors of Danbury" -- Memories by Peter McLachlan of the New Haven's electric motors on the Danbury branch. 5 pages with photos (some color, including centerspread at Branchville, CT).
Volume 20 Issue 4 1989
  • "Pennsy S-1 on the New Haven" -- The story of the New Haven's involvement in transporting a Pennsy 6-4-4-6 steamer from Altoona, PA, to Flushing Meadow Park, NY, site f the 1939 World's Fair. The locomotive was transported via Maybrook - Devon - Harold. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 21 Issue 4 1990
  • Inside cover photo of a meet between trains NO-9 and OB-2 at Brewster, NY, September 18, 1966.
Volume 22 Issue 3 1991
  • "Yale 14 - Army 12 ... And a Tradition Ends" -- The story of the last of the Yale - Army game excursions in the mid-1950s. The excursions ran between West Point, NY and New Haven, CT, via the Maybrook line. 4 pages with photos, including color.
Volume 23 Issue 1 1992
  • Inside cover photo of Alco C-425 #2550 with Train OB-6 making a setout at Turkey Brook (Derby), CT, on September 15, 1966.
Volume 25 Issue 1 1994
  • "Beauty and the Beast" -- Short photo essay comparing the L-1s and FA/FBs in Maybrook Line service. 4 pages, including color centerspread of L-1 3221 with freight at Highland Junction, Waterbury, CT, June 5th, 1947.
  • Rear cover photo an FA-FB-FA set in the delivery scheme at Holmes, NY, in 1949.
Volume 25 Issue 4 1995
  • Cover photo of FA-1 0423 and sisters with an eastbound Maybrook Line freight at Newtown, CT, August 1958.
Volume 26 Issue 2 1995
  • "Hopewell Junction -- Pushers and Santa Fes" -- The history of the Hopewell Junction area. 22 pages with maps and photos, including a color centerspread.
  • "Old-Timers Can't Believe Diesels Will Replace Hopewell 'Pushers'" -- Reprinted newspaper article from the Poughkeepsie Journal, July 31, 1947. 1 page.
  • "Hopewell Depot Preservation" -- Describes the effort of the Hopewell Depot Restoration Group to save the historic structure. 1 page.
  • "Pushers and Helpers" -- Photo essay of helper service used on various parts of the New Haven, including the Maybrook Line. 5 pages.
Volume 26 Issue 3 1995
  • "Diesel Pushers on Stormville Mountain" -- The story of diesel pusher service eastbound between Hopewell Junction and Holmes, NY. 8 pages with photos.
Volume 31 Issue 1
  • "Some Signals on the New Haven" -- A review of the various signal types used on the New Haven, as told in photos taken by T.J. Donahue.  Includes signal photos along the Maybrook Line.  9 pages.
  • "Going, Going, Gone.  Sold to..." -- The story of the New Haven's Harlem River Auction House and Salvage Department and its employees.  Includes photos of a Hopewell Junction, NY, freight wreck.  16 pages, with maps and photos.
Volume 32 Issue 1
  • "Berkshire Junction" -- The story of this important New Haven junction outside Danbury, CT, between the Maybrook Line and the Berkshire Line. 11 pages, with map and color photos, including a centerspread.
  • "Signals -- A Trip on the Maybrook Line in the 1960s" -- A color photo review of the Maybrook Line's CTC signals. 7 pages.
Volume 32 Issue 3
  • "Fan Trip Favorites -- The Pullman-Bradley Lightweights" -- Details use of Pullman-Bradley lightweight passenger cars on Maybrook and Beacon line fan trips. 1 page, with color photos.
Volume 34 Issue 4
  • "Wiring Danbury" -- The story of the Danbury branch's electrification and operations. 29 pages with photos and diagram, including cover photo and color centerspread.
Volume 36 Issue 2
  • "Across the Top of the Clouds: Engineering the Maybrook 1905-1960" -- Detailed history of the improvements and other changes the New Haven made to the Maybrook line between Maybrook, NY and Derby Junction, CT. 27 pages with charts, maps, tables and photos, many in color.
Volume 37 Issue 4
  • "Did the Pennsy Sharks Ever Make It to Cedar Hill?" -- Based on February 1, 1961 photos of Pennsylvania Railroad class BF-16 (RF16) Baldwin shark #9599 and companion class BF-15a (DR-4-4-15) #9705 at Maybrook, NY and time books by retired New Haven engineer Peter McLachlan, author Al Baker asks if the Pennsy units were used on a freight to New Haven's Cedar Hill yard. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 38 Issue 2
  • "Not a Coincidence" -- Jack Swanberg explains why U25Bs were typically the lead unit on Maybrook freights in the 1960s. 3 pages with photos, some color.

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