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The NHRHTA has published the following items on passenger equipment:

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Volume 4 Issue 1 (Winter) 1973
  • "Comet versus Turbo" -- Construction details on the 1930s New Haven steamliner and the 1960s Turbotrain. 10 pages including front cover.
  • Car diagrams for New York & New England Wood Coaches and N.Y.&N.E. dining car 198. 2 pages.
Volume 4 Issue 4 (Fall) 1973
  • "Summary of Equipment" as of January 1st, 1931. 2 pages.
  • Car diagrams for New York & New England Wood Coaches and N.Y.&N.E. dining car 198. 2 pages.
Volume 8 Issue 3 (Spring) 1977
  • "The 'Wallingford'" -- Presents the story of the Pullman parlor car Wallingford, now preserved by the Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 9 Issue 1 (Winter) 1978
  • Rear cover technical data page for the New Haven diesel electric locomotive heating trailer #0505-0509. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 9 Issue 2 (Spring) 1978
  • "The Spanish Talgo" -- The story of the Talgo demonstrator trainset on the New Haven in 1954. 4 pages with photos.
Volume 9 Issue 3 (Summer) 1978
  • Rear cover technical data page for the New Haven Stillwell suburban cars (nee-New York, Westchester & Boston MU cars) #141 - 180. Used in Boston area commuter service. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 9 Issue 4 (Fall) 1978
  • Rear cover technical data page for the New Haven gasoline electric passenger smoker and baggage car series 9101 to 9111. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 10 Issue 1 (Winter) 1979
  • Rear cover technical data page for the New Haven steel caboose C-506 to C-509 equipped for passenger service. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 10 Issue 4 1979
  • "Modeling the New Haven Stainless Steel Cars" -- Discusses kitbashing Athearn's HO-scale streamline coach kits. 4 pages with diagrams and photos.
  • Rear cover technical data page for the New Haven steel baggage cars series 5570 - 5589. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 11 Issue 4 1980
  • "Aristocrat of Trains: The Yankee Clipper -- The 50th Anniversary" -- The history and equipment of this famous New Haven Shore Line train. 14 pages, including photos.
Volume 12 Issue 1 1981
  • "Those 'Little Shoreliners' -- The Mack F.C.D. Rail Bus" -- The history and technical details of the New Haven's Mack rail busses, developed by the Dumaine administrations and shelved by Patrick McGinnis. 15 pages, including photos, diagrams, proposed timetables and advertising material.
Volume 13 Issue 1 1982
  • "Introducing The Comet" -- The history and technical details of the New Haven's 1930s streamliner, initially designed for Boston - Providence service. 22 pages, including photos, diagrams, timetables and advertising material.
  • Rear cover technical data page for New Haven reconditioned steel coaches 7984 - 8014, 8016 - 8079 and 8081 - 8085. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 13 Issue 2 1982
  • Rear cover technical data page for New Haven tool train living cars W-154 through W-157. Includes photo and diagrams.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • "E&B Valley's 8600 Coach" -- Review of this HO-scale kit. 2/3 page with photo.
Volume 14 Issue 1 1983
  • "Comments on the 'Besler Steam Train'" -- Arthur Bixby discusses the history and experiences of the Besler steam train. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 15 Issue 2 1984
  • "The Gas Electrics" -- Photo essay on the use of gas-electric cars on the Stoughton, MA, branch in the 1940s. 2 pages.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- SRS #402" -- Photos of Sperry Rail Service car #402, nee-New Haven Mack FCD rail car, on the Delaware & Hudson near Albany, NY. 1/3 page.
Volume 15 Issue 4 1984
  • "Constructing the Comet" -- Construction photographs of the streamline Comet. 2 pages.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Preservation" -- Discusses the Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum's efforts to preserve various pieces of New Haven passenger and freight equipment. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 2 1985
  • Inside cover photos of Mack rail buses #9002 (interior view) and #9000. 1 page.
  • "Car W-151" -- The story of work car W-151, used by the Boston wreckmaster. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 3 1985
  • "The Pullman-Bradley Lightweights" -- The history, technical details and paint schemes of the 8200, 8300, and 8500-series lightweight coaches and 5200-5204 series grill cars built in the 1930s. 16 pages, with photos (including color centerspread) and advertising.
  • "Modeling the New Haven: Pullman-Bradley Lightweights" -- Discusses the various models which have been produced over the years of this car in HO, S and O scales. 2-1/2 pages with photos.
  • "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.
  • "Car W-151" -- Documents the latter years of work car W-151 in the Boston area. 1 page with photo.
Volume 16 Issue 4 1985
  • "Modeling the New Haven: New Haven Model History -- Bennington Scale Models" -- The history of Bennington Scale Models' HO-scale 8200 and 4400-series coach kits. 1 page with photo.
  • "Arching Out of the Night -- The Bridgeport Wreck + Thirty Years" -- The story of the July 14, 1955 wreck of train #172, the eastbound Federal Express, including the ICC report on the accident. 11 pages with photos and roster.
Volume 17 Issue 2 1986
  • "What's the Story?" -- Photo of a strangely-painted (white or yellow) 3263 - 3284 series RPO car at Woodlawn Jct., Bronx, N.Y., on 25 September 1948. 1 page.
  • "New Haven Railroad Museum?" -- Includes photos of Pullman parlor car "Plymouth" (nee-"Provincetown"), part of the Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum collection. 1 page.
Volume 17 Issue 4 1986
  • "What's the Story?" -- Asks how former New York, Westchester & Boston Railway cars appeared in California during World War II. 1 page with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 3 1987
  • "Here's the Story" -- Follow-up explaining how former New York, Westchester & Boston Railway cars appeared in California during World War II. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 4 1987
  • Rear cover photo showing rear view of the stainless observation car Bunker Hill.
Volume 19 Issue 2 1988
  • "The McGinnis Trains -- Chapter 1" -- The history of the New Haven's ill-fated lightweight trains John Quincy Adams, Roger Williams and Dan'l Webster. This part provides the history leading up to the McGinnis' administration's decision to develop lightweight trains for the New Haven. Included is a brief discussion of The Comet. 32 pages with photos (some color, including covers), drawings and advertising.
Volume 19 Issue 3 1988
  • "The McGinnis Trains -- Chapter 2" -- The history of the New Haven's ill-fated lightweight trains John Quincy Adams, Roger Williams and Dan'l Webster. This part focuses on the Dan'l Webster. 18 pages with photos (some color), drawings and advertising.
Volume 19 Issue 4 1988
  • "What's the Story?" -- Photo of a former New Haven 7900-series coaches painted for the Nacionales de Mexico, taken at Dover Street, Boston, June 11, 1939. 1/2 page.
  • "The McGinnis Trains -- Chapter 3" -- The history of the New Haven's ill-fated lightweight trains John Quincy Adams, Roger Williams and Dan'l Webster. This part focuses on the John Quincy Adams and Roger Williams. 22 pages with photos (some color, including a color centerspread of the John Quincy Adams at Providence Union Station), drawings and advertising.
Volume 20 Issue 1 1989
  • "The McGinnis Trains -- Conclusion" -- The history of the New Haven's ill-fated lightweight trains John Quincy Adams, Roger Williams and Dan'l Webster. 22 pages with photos (some color) and advertising.
Volume 20 Issue 4 1989
  • "South Station: It's Trains -- 1904 - 1969" -- Discussion of the passenger trains, both famous and not-so-famous, that originated and terminated at Boston's South Station during the New Haven years. 12 pages with photos and timetables.
  • "The Headless Horseman" -- The story of Patrick B. McGinnis' public demonstration of automatic train operation on October 13, 1955, using MU car #4467. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 21 Issue 1 1990
  • "8600s Saved!" -- The Railroad Museum of New England rescues the last servicable New Haven stainless steel coaches in existence. 3 pages with photos, including one color.
Volume 21 Issue 3 1990
  • "From Butterflies to Caterpillars" -- The history of the New Haven's conversion of outdated heavyweight 2000-series parlor cars into 600-series commuter coaches. 17 pages with photos, drawings and roster.
  • "The One That Got Away" -- The story of Pullman 6845/Parlor 2047/Club 5105 and how it came to be saved by the Railroad Museum of New England. 3 pages with photos and early 1950s club car rosters.
  • "The Survivors, #603 and #610" -- The story of commuter coaches (former parlor cars) #603 and #610 and how they came to be saved by Jim Bradley and the Railroad Museum of New England. 1-1/2 pages with photo.
Volume 22 Issue 1 1991
  • "New Haven Coaches to the N de M -- The Rest of the Story" -- More on the New Haven's sale 7800/7900-series steel coaches to the Nacionales de Mexico in 1949. 1 page with photos.
Volume 22 Issue 3 1991
  • "Jim Bradley's Pullman Cars Return to Shore Line Rails" -- The Pullman car collection of the late Jim Bradley of Stonington, CT, returns to the rails for the trip to the Railroad Museum of New England. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 23 Issue 3 1992
  • "Changing Colors on the New Haven" -- The story of the various McGinnis paint schemes applied to the New Haven's business cars. 8 pages with photos, including color.
Volume 24 Issue 2 1993
  • "New Haven RDC" -- The history of the New Haven's Budd Rail Diesel Cars. 10 pages with photos and schedules.
Volume 26 Issue 1 1995
  • "Official!" -- The history of the New Haven's business cars. 19 pages with drawings and photos, including a rear cover photo.
Volume 26 Issue 2 1995
  • "Official! -- Part 2" -- The history of the New Haven's business cars. 8 pages with drawings and photos, including rear cover photos.
Volume 26 Issue 3 1995
  • "Postal Cars" -- The history of postal cars on the New Haven. 26 pages with drawings and photos.
Volume 26 Issue 4 1995
  • "Postal Cars -- Part 2" -- The history of postal cars on the New Haven. 17 pages plus cover and centerspread photos.
  • "Postal Cars Appendices" -- 8 pages with photos.
Volume 27 Issue 2 1996
  • "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child -- Part 2" -- The history of The New Haven's Old Colony commuter service between Boston and Greenbush, Plymouth, Middleboro, Cape Cod, Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River. This 3-part series includes over 100 historic photos from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. Included in part 2 is a two page discussion of the use of The Comet in Old Colony commuter service. 24 pages plus cover photos.
Volume 29 Issue 1
  • "Snow Trains" -- Reviews the New Haven's snow train operations of the 1930s through the 1950s. Includes discussion and photos of the 6700-, 7800- and 7900-series coaches used in this service. 16 pages with photos and advertising material.
  • "The Harwich Cranberry Harvest Days" -- Recounts New Haven president Patrick B. McGinnis' participation in July 1955 publicity for the fall Harwich cranberry festival. Includes numerous photos and memoranda on business car #1. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 29 Issue 2
  • "The TurboTrain Story" -- Part 1 of the history of United Aircraft Corporation's TurboTrain, reviewing its development as well as testing on the New Haven's Shore Line. 20 pages with photos (some color) and diagrams.
  • "Snow Train Finale" -- A postscript to the previous issue's "Snow Trains" article by J.W. Swanberg, including a letter by Leroy Beaujon. Discusses passenger equipment used. 2 pages.
Volume 29 Issue 4
  • "The TurboTrain Story" -- Part 2 of the history of United Aircraft Corporation's TurboTrain, reviewing its development as well as testing on the New Haven's Shore Line. 18 pages with photos (some color) and diagrams.
Volume 31 Issue 2
  • "Pullman Meadowlark -- NH Business Car #3" -- The story of the recent restoration of New Haven business car #3.  2 pages with photos.
Volume 32 Issue 1
  • "Colonial History and the Dining Car Fleet -- An Intended Roster of Mayflower Compact Signers Was Way Off!" -- Short story on the naming of the New Haven's stainless steel dining car fleet. 1 page with color photo.
Volume 32 Issue 3
  • "Pullman-Bradley Lightweights" -- Detailed history of the New Haven's lightweight passenger car fleet built in the 1930s in Worcester, MA. 34 pages with diagrams, roster, advertising, paint schemes and photos, some in color.
Volume 36 Issue 1
  • "The Merchants Limited" -- Detailed history of the New Haven's premier train between Boston and New York City. 36 pages with tables, advertising, menus and photos, some in color.
Volume 37 Issue 1
  • "The Eighty-Six Hundreds" -- Detailed history of the development, construction and use of the New Haven's post-war stainless steel passenger coach fleet. 16 pages with diagrams and photos, some in color.
  • "The Former 8600s Soldier On" -- Discusses the use of the former New Haven's stainless steel coach fleet after 1968, including Penn Central and early Amtrak, as well as in Boston-area commuter service in the 1970s and '80s. 4-1/2 pages with photos, mostly in color.
  • "MBTA Purple, Variations on a Theme" -- Color photo essay showing some of the various Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority paint schemes the former New Haven stainless steel coaches wore while in Boston commuter service in the 1970s. 1-1/2 pages.
Volume 37 Issue 2
  • "Red Jacket" -- A review of one of the Pullman parlor cars assigned to the Yankee Clipper. 1 page with photos.
  • "The Yankee Clipper -- Finest Afternoon Train in America" -- A detailed history on this famous Boston - New York City train. 33 pages with photos, many in color, advertising material and train artifacts.
  • "The "Clipper Type" Cars" -- Details on the Pullman observation cars Flying Cloud and Flying Fish assigned to the Yankee Clipper, along with the assignments of the other Pullman plan 4002 observation cars. 2 pages with photos.
  • "I-4s Decorated for the Yankee Clipper" -- A review of the decorations applied to I-4s #1384 and #1391 while in Yankee Clipper service. 1 page with photos.
Volume 37 Issue 3
  • "The Yankee Clipper Clipper Ship Paintings" -- David Bradley provides details on the clipper ship paintings used in the Yankee Clipper cars. 2 pages with photos.
  • "New Haven Railroad Dining Car Patterns -- #1 Indian Tree" -- A history on the use of this china pattern in New Haven dining car service. 10 pages with photos, many in color, menu and brochure.
Volume 38 Issue 2
  • "New Haven Railroad Head-End Oddities" -- Michael J. Ribuffo tells the story of baggage cars #5405, #5406, #5407, #5307 and living car #8. 6 pages with photos, diagrams and table.
Volume 38 Issue 3
  • "New Haven Railroad Dining Car Patterns -- #2 The Merchants Pattern" -- A history on the use of this china pattern in New Haven grill car service. 8 pages with photos, many in color, menu and advertising.
  • "I Rode the New Haven's 'Harmonica Cars'" -- Harry B. Chase shares his memories of riding the gas-electric cars and provides a short history of these cars. 10 pages with photos, including rear cover, and diagram.

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