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NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on the New York City area:

Books:

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Shoreliner®:

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Volume 5 Issue 1 (Winter) 1974
  • "S.S. 3 ('Bungay')" -- Discusses the interlocking at the west end of Oak Point freight yard. 1-1/2 pages with track diagram.
Volume 9 Issue 1 (Winter) 1978
  • "S.S. 22, New Rochelle Junction - 'Shell' Tower" -- The story of the New Haven's interlocking at the junction of the Hell Gate and Grand Central routes outside of New York City. 5 pages with photos and track diagrams.
Volume 9 Issue 4 (Fall) 1978
  • "S.S. 20, Mount Vernon - 'Vern' Tower" -- The story of the New Haven's first main line interlocking tower outside of New York City. 3 pages with photos and track diagram.
Volume 15 Issue 2 1984
  • Inside cover 1/2-page photo of EP-4 #0360 with the Puritan leaving the New York Central's Harlm Division at Woodlawn, NY, in May 1949.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • Inside cover 1/2-page photo of Oak point motor storage, Brunkner Avenue, the Bronx, as taken from the 149th Street bridge.
Volume 16 Issue 3 1985
  • "New York, Westchester & Boston Railway Equipment" -- A short review of NY,W&B equipment, and the reassignment of New Haven-owned equipment following the closure of the NY,W&B. Fifty MU coaches were converted to commuter coaches for Boston-area service, while freight electric #701 became New Haven EY-2c #0224. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "Metro-Update" -- News items regarding Metro-North Commuter Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation rail services. 1 page with photo.
Volume 23 Issue 2 1992
  • "The Making of a Railroad Man by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" -- The recollections of Arthur M. Bixby, Sr., who apprenticed 3 years in the mid-1920s and worked 14 years on the New Haven, including extensive training at the Readville, MA, shops and the Van Nest electric shops. 40 pages, including photos.
Volume 23 Issue 3 1992
  • "The Cordelia and the Bumble Bee" -- The story of the last two tugboats built for the New Haven's New York area maritime fleet. 18 pages.
Volume 23 Issue 4 1992
  • "SS7: The First Day" -- The recollections of A. Lynch, who worked in the tower adjacent to the Bronx River drawbridge during World War II. 3 pages.
Volume 24 Issue 1 1993
  • "Van Nest Shops in the 1940s" -- The recollections of Arthur Leiper, who worked in the Van Nest electric and diesel-electric shops. 17 pages.
Volume 25 Issue 2 1994
  • Centerspread color photo of eastbound passenger train led by a pair of FL-9s passing New Rochelle station in July 1965.
Volume 27 Issue 2 1996
  • "The Great Zoo Train Operation" -- The story of the New Haven's special Zoo Train excursions of the late 1950s and '60s to the Bronx Zoo. 10 pages, with photos.
Volume 29 Issue 1
  • "Snow Trains" -- Reviews the New Haven's snow train operations of the 1930s through the 1950s which originated at Grand Central Terminal. Includes New Haven Railroad photos taken at Grand Central Terminal. 16 pages with photos and advertising material.
  • "Vanishing Triangles" -- Reviews the history of the New Haven's experimental triangular catenary between Woodlawn, NY, and Stamford, CT, its days now numbered. 3 pages with photos and diagram.
Volume 31 Issue 1
  • "Going, Going, Gone.  Sold to..." -- The story of the New Haven's Harlem River Auction House and Salvage Department and its employees.  16 pages, with maps and photos.
Volume 33 Issue 2
  • "West End Freight The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the Port of New York" -- The story of the New Haven's freight and maritime operations in the New York City area. 36 pages, with maps and photos.
Volume 33 Issue 3
  • "West End Freight The Trains The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the Port of New York" -- The story of the New Haven's freight operations in the New York City area. 30 pages, with many photos.
Volume 33 Issue 4
  • "The Husking Bee Trains" -- The story of these popular fall "hobby" trains, which operated between New York City and Kent, CT, from 1937 into the 1960s. Also discussed is the Husking Bee run on one occasion between Boston, MA, and Barnstable on Cape Cod in October 1948. 9 pages with map, advertisements and photos.
  • "Memories of the Husking Bee Trains" -- Kate Quinlan shares her memories working as a grill car attendant on the Husking Bee trains of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 34 Issue 2
  • "The EP-3 -- New Haven's Ultimate Passenger Box Cab" -- Detailed history of passenger motors 0351-0360, built in 1931. 34 pages with photos and diagrams, including several photos in the New York area.

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