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THE NEW HAVEN RAILROAD PHOTO GALLERY


The 'photo gallery page' is where we publish various New Haven Railroad photos for you to enjoy. We hope to update the page occasionally with new photos as they become available.


Photos From Past Shoreliner® Issues

January 1st, 1999

We have placed here for your enjoyment a number of New Haven Railroad photographs taken from the pages of the NHRHTA's own Shoreliner® magazine. Perhaps viewing these images might bring back fond memories of the New Haven Railroad or even inspire you to become a member of the NHRHTA.

All of the issues mentioned on this page are available for sale from the NHRHTA.

Box Cab Electrics
The New Haven Railroad's 'Shore Line' main line was electrified from New York City to New Haven, CT. These three box cab freight electrics, two EF-2s (#s 0113 and 0114) and an EF-1 (#83) are awaiting servicing at the New Haven's electric shops in Van Nest, NY on May 5th, 1958.

This photo appeared in the article "Van Nest Shops in the 1940s", Shoreliner® Volume 24 Issue 1 1993. Pete McLachlan photo.


DL-109
An Alco/GE DL-109 is at the head of train #773 seen here at Tremont in the town of Wareham, MA on June 29th, 1955.

This photo appeared on the back cover of Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issue 4 1996. This issue contains "Old Colony Recollections" by former New haven railroaders Herb Clark and Don Constantineau, as well as "Notes on Some Old Colony Railroad Stations." William T. Clynes photo.


Dan'l Webster
President Patrick McGinnis ordered three experimental high speed passenger trains during 1955. One of these trains, the "Dan'l Webster", seen here at Providence, RI on April 11th, 1957, was a Pullman Train X powered by push-pull Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton RP-210 locomotives.

This photo appeared on page 9 of Volume 20 Issue 1, as part of the four-part article "The McGinnis Trains", which appeared in Shoreliner® Volume 19 Issues 2 through 4 1988 and Volume 20 Issue 1 1989. William T. Clynes photo.


EF-3
A streamlined GE EF-3 class freight electric powers this train past Burr Road in Bridgeport, CT during the early 1950s.

This was the cover photo for Shoreliner® Volume 18 Issue 3 1987. T. J. Donahue photo.


EF-4 and U-25
The ex-Virginian EF-4 electric and the GE U-25B diesel on public display here at New Canaan, Ct. on July 20th, 1968, were among the last locomotives purchased by the New Haven Railroad prior to the Penn Central merger.

This photo appeared in the article "The New Canaan Branch", Shoreliner® Volume 20 Issue 2 1989. Robert Gambling photo.


FAs in Orange
This matched A-B-A set of Alco/GE FA diesels, seen here at Holmes, NY in the summer of 1949, are painted in the short-lived orange and green with gold pinstripe delivery scheme.

This was the back cover photo for Shoreliner® Volume 25 Issue 1 1994. T. J. Donahue photo.

The full story of the New Haven's FA/FB fleet and their use on the Maybrook Line is told in the article "The 400s", which appeared in Shoreliner® Volume 14 Issues 3 and 4 1983.


FA later schemes
This A-B-A set of Alco/GE FA/FB locomotives at Webster, MA in the late 1950s shows the units in three different color schemes in the order (from left to right) in which they were introduced.

This photo appeared in the article "The 150th Anniversary of the Norwich and Worcester Railroad", Shoreliner® Volume 21 Issue 1 1990. Bill Radcliffe Sr. photo.


FL-9
The New Haven Railroad's unique EMD FL-9 locomotives could operate as diesels or as third rail electrics. These units are seen at Boston's Dover Street Yards sometime during the 1960s.

This photo appeared in the photo feature "South Bay Jct. & Dover Street Yards Revisited", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 1 1991. Bill Wheeler photo.

A detailed history of the New Haven's FL-9 electric-diesel-electrics, titled "New Haven's Unique FL-9", can be found in Shoreliner® Volume 25 Issues 2 through 4 1994.


GP-9
The New Haven's EMD GP-9 diesels, such as this one seen here at South Bay in Boston, MA during the month of October 1967, were used in both passenger and freight service.

This photo also appeared in the photo feature "South Bay Jct. & Dover Street Yards Revisited", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 1 1991. Bill Wheeler photo.


I-3
This I-3 class steam locomotive (#1327) is about to move its eastbound passenger train out of Waterbury, CT during the 1940s.

This photo appeared in the article "Bank Street Jct., Waterbury 2nd Trick -- A Fond Remembrance", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 2 1991. T. J. Donahue photo.


PA in old colors
These Alco/GE PA locomotives are taking the "Day Cape Codder" across the Wareham Narrows bridge in Wareham, MA on August 19th, 1956.

This photo appeared on the rear cover of Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issue 2, as part of the article "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child, which ran in three parts in Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issues 1 through 3 1996. William T. Clynes photo.

The history of the New Haven's seasonal interstate passenger service from Washington/New York to Cape Cod is told in the article "Route of the Cape Codders and Neptune", Shoreliner® Volume 17 Issue 1 1986.


K1D
This K-1-D Mogul type steam locomotive (#356) is in Wethersfield, CT during the summer of 1948.

This photo, along with several other color steam shots, appeared in "Memories of the New Haven's Valley Branch", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 4 1991. John M. Wallace photo.


I-5
The ten Baldwin I-5 class steam locomotives, such as this one (believed to be near East Haven, CT in this June 20th, 1948 view) were the only streamlined steamers on the New Haven Railroad.

This was the cover photo for Shoreliner® Volume 25 Issue 1 1994. Harry R. Lange photo.


Washboard
The 4400 Series "Washboard" electric commuter cars were delivered by Pullman Standard during 1954. These nearly new units are somewhere on the New Canaan branch in Connecticut on August 2nd, 1954.

This photo appeared in the article "The New Canaan Branch", Shoreliner® Volume 20 Issue 2 1989. Charles A. Brown photo.


PA in McGinnis colors
Alco/GE PA #0785, seen here near Hartford, CT on October 20th, 1958, is wearing the original version of the McGinnis paint scheme for cab units. Units painted after the summer of 1955 swopped the red and white bands. Immediately behind the PA is a New York Central postal car.

This photo appeared on the back cover of Shoreliner® Volume 26 Issue 4, as part of the article "Postal Cars -- How the New Haven Moved the Mails", which ran in Shoreliner® Volume 26 Issues 3 and 4 1995. J. W. Swanberg photo.


RDCs
This train of Budd RDC units have just passed over the Neponset River Bridge at Dorchester, MA during August 1957.

This photo appeared on the back cover of Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issue 4 1996. This issue contains "Old Colony Recollections" by former New haven railroaders Herb Clark and Don Constantineau, as well as "Notes on Some Old Colony Railroad Stations." T. J. McNamara photo.


RS-1
This Alco/GE RS-1 locomotive, seen here at Boston's Dover Street Yards sometime during the early 1960s, wears the simplified color scheme introduced by president George Alpert as a cost-cutting measure during the late 1950s.

This photo appeared in the photo feature "South Bay Jct. & Dover Street Yards Revisited", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 1 1991. Bill Wheeler photo.


Bridgeport
Action at Bridgeport, CT during the 1950s! Two Alco/GE RS-3 diesels prepare to hand "The Naugatuck" over to a waiting GE EP-3 class electric.

This photo appeared in the article "Bank Street Jct., Waterbury 2nd Trick -- A Fond Remembrance", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 2 1991. T. J. Donahue photo.


S-1
This Alco/GE S-1 and caboose are switching a Trailiner (piggyback) train under the Midland Bridge at South Boston, MA during the late 1960s.

This photo appeared in the photo feature "South Bay Jct. & Dover Street Yards Revisited", Shoreliner® Volume 22 Issue 1 1991. Bill Wheeler photo.


S-1 and RDC
This Alco/GE S-1 switcher, in the pre-1955 green and orange colors, hauls a small freight train past a set of Budd RDCs at Fall River, MA on June 14th, 1956.

This was the cover photo of Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issue 3, as part of the article "Old Colony Commuter Service -- The New Haven's Problem Child," which ran in three parts in Shoreliner® Volume 27 Issues 1 through 3 1996. William T. Clynes photo.


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