WHAT'S IN THE LATEST SHORELINER®


The Shoreliner®, is the NHRHTA's glossy New Haven Railroad history magazine. Available through membership in the NHRHTA , selected dealers, or via mail order, each issue of the Shoreliner®, magazine is loaded with informative articles and interesting New Haven Related photographs, many of which are printed in full color.


The latest issue of the Shoreliner® is Volume 39 Issue 3, published in August 2017. This issue contains the following subjects:

The history and details of the New Haven's parlor cars -- series 300-324 and 400-404.

Jack Swanberg recalls a July 9th, 1967 ride in parlor-lounge New Rochelle betweeen Pittsfield, MA, and New York City, characterizing the New Haven service as "A Class Act -- Right to the End."

The story of the wreck of the Gilt Edge at Westerly, RI, October 25th, 1913.

A December 1948 Along the Line article about a day in the live of the New Haven's wire train.

An October 1939 Railroad Magazine article about the New Haven's wire train.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 39 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

A follow-up to New Haven's head-end oddities, reviewing Living Car #8.

A detailed history of the New Haven's wire trains, which maintained the catenary on the New Haven in Connecticut and New York.

A remembrance of circus trains on the New Haven, on the eve of the 2017 end of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 39 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Ed Ozog tells the history of the railroad and the railroad covered bridge in Hamlet, Woonsocket, RI.

The history of the “Point” series stainless steel Pullman cars.

A memorial to Harry B. Chase, Jr., including his memories of thirty years of New Haven steam.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 38 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

The railroad history of Blackstone, MA.

Providence - Worcester local passenger service.

Harry B. Chase recalls how his parents met and married, courtesy of the New Haven Railroad.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 38 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

The Manufacturers Railroad in New Haven, CT.

The use of the New Haven's first diesel-electric locomotive, #0900, on the Manufacturers Railroad.

The story of the New Haven's Merchants dining car china pattern and the development of grill car service in the 1930s.

Harry B. Chase recalls gasoline-electric rail car service in and about Mansfield, MA and reviews the New Haven's gas-electric rail car fleet.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 38 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

A review of the New Haven's head-end oddities – five steel baggage and living cars.

A review of New Haven signal towers from new Rochelle, NY to Boston, as well as Springfield and Worcester.

The story of Ben Hines, resident information officer in Boston during the late 1950s and 1960s.

Jack Swanberg tells why U25Bs were typically the lead unit on Maybrook freights during the 1960s.

Bill Aldrich asks if a train he saw in Pawtucket, RI, in the spring of 1952 was being pulled by the last steam engine in service.

The story of nineteenth century railroad master mechanic George S. Griggs, the Boston & Providence Railroad's Roxbury Shops, and some of the early locomotives built by Griggs and the Roxbury Shops, including the B&P's Norfolk.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 38 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

The history of the railroad in Providence, RI.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 37 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

Speculation on whether Pennsylvania Railroad Baldwin shark nose diesels ever made it to Cedar Hill yard.

The history of the New Haven's 40' steel box cars built in 1941 through 1948.

Harry B. Chase tells of his and his father's experiences 1930 through 1948 at the junction named Cedar in Walpole, MA.

The story of the July 1, 1922 “Chocolate Special,” run for the Stollwerck Chocolate Co. of Stamford, CT.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 37 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

David Bradley discusses the clipper ship paintings used on the New Haven's Yankee Clipper train.

Michael R. Ribuffo and Randall G. Hammill present the story of the New Haven's NE-5 class cabooses.

The story of the #1 Indian Tree china pattern used in New Haven dining car service.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 37 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

Wayne Drummond provides a short history of the Pullman parlor car Red Jacket, which was used on the New Haven's Yankee Clipper train.

A highlight of activities planned for the NHRHTA 2015 Reunion at the Stamford, CT, Model Railroad Club November 14th.

The history of the New Haven's famed Yankee Clipper train between Boston and New York City.

A review of the Pullman observation cars Flying Cloud and Flying Fish, used on the Yankee Clipper, along with the other Pullman plan 4002 observation cars and their assignments.

Jack Swanberg discusses the decorations on I-4s #1384 and #1391 while in Yankee Clipper service.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 37 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Marc Frattasio provides the story on how the Neponset River railroad bridge between Boston and Quincy was destroyed by fire in 1960.

Marc also discusses the innovative use of Sears Roebuck garage building kits as low cost passenger shelters at some New Haven stops in the early 1950s.

The history of the New Haven's 8600-series stainless steel passenger coaches, developed during World War II and built in the late 1940s.

The story of the service the New Haven's 8600-series stainless steel coaches saw on Boston-area commuter service and the early years of Amtrak after 1968.

Jack Swanberg photo feature on the Pittsfield, MA turntable, showing both I-2 #1329 and FL9 #2014 taking a ride on the turntable.

Harry B. Chase tells about his rides on local freight BX-18 between Taunton, MA and Otis Air Force Base on the Cape in 1965 and '66.

The story of New Haven engineer John Durley, among the first to operate the railroad's early AC-DC electric locomotives in the 1910s.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 36 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

Braintree on the New Haven Railroad – Detailed history of the railroad in this South Shore town south of Boston, home to several important junctions.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 36 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

Diesels on the Naugatuck Line – Story of the New Haven's dieselization of the Naugatuck line (Devon – Winsted, CT).

More than just locomotives – The story of the New Haven's 1930s publicity campaign for the new I-5 locomotives, a morale booster for New England during the Great Depression.

1405 x 3 – The three New Haven locomotives that carried the number 1405: a B-4, an I-5 and an RS-11.

Locomotive coaling facilities near New Haven's Union Station, part 2 – Illustrated supplement to the previous issue's article on the New Haven, CT, railroad coaling facilities near the city's main passenger station.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 36 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

Poling operation at Nobscot – Story of one day in 1936 when Mogul #413 poled a car out of a siding at Nobscot on the Framingham - Lowell line.

Engineering the Maybrook line 1905-1960 – Details the improvements and other changes made to the Maybrook line between Maybrook and Derby Junction over this time period.

Locomotive coaling facilities near New Haven's Union Station – Detailed history on the New Haven, CT, railroad coaling facilities near the city's main passenger station.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 36 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

The Merchants LimitedThe story of this premier New Haven Railroad Boston-New York train, with detailed history of its operations and equipment.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 35 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

The Fishbelly Side Sill Box Cars – The story of the New Haven's first steel underframe box cars, built 1902-1904. From the Westerfield Golden Age Line Car History.

The box car rebuilding program at the New Haven. CT, shops – Details the New Haven's project to rebuild many of its first steel underframe box cars in the late 1920s. From the February 1928 issue of Railway Mechanical Engineer.

The wreck of the OwlThe story of the Mansfield, MA May 23rd, 1926 wreck of the sleeping car train Owl.

A night on the New Haven – Fran Donovan recalls filling in one night in November 1935 as 3rd trick operator at Walpole, MA.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 35 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

New Haven's Rebuilt Double-Sheathed Box Cars – Discusses the 1920s rebuilding of the New Haven's 22,000+ 30-ton, 36-foot box car fleet built 1903-1912. From the July 1988 and December 1988 issues of MainLine Modeler.

Bird Mills and East Walpole on the Wrentham Branch – Discusses railroad operations around this important New Haven customer and nearby industries in East Walpole, MA.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 35 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

Toward Steam's Last Bow – Tom Curtin tells the story of the Railroad Enthusiasts' round trip steam excurion from Boston's South Station April 27, 1952, with I-4s #1372 and #1388.

Harry Chase recalls riding the April 27, 1952 RRE steam excursion.

Edward Deluca discusses several New Haven railroaders who worked at S.S. 227, Putnam, CT, from the 1950s onward.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 35 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Working on the New Haven's DEY-3s (and one DEY-5) – Jack Swanberg's recollections of working on the nine-hundred switchers and #0621 in the Derby, Waterbury and Hartford, CT, areas in the 1960s.

New Haven's DEY-3 / DEY-5 Switchers – Detailed history of the New Haven's Alco S-1 and S-2 switchers (#0931 – #0995 and #0600 – #0621).

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 34 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

The NHRHTA 50th Anniversary Train Show & Banquet – Photo essay of our celebration November 10th, 2012.

Wiring Danbury – The story of electric operations on Connecticut's Danbury branch.

Your Freight Trains – The story of George J. Zaffo's illustrated children's book about New Haven freight trains, published in 1958.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 34 Issue 3 was published in December 2012. This issue contains the following subjects:

Fall River Cotton Spinners Needed a Railroad – The story of the railroads of Fall River, MA, including some discussion of the Fall River Line of steamboats to New York City.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 34 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

New Haven 33100 – 33499 Series Steel Boxcars.

The EP-3 – New Haven's Ultimate Passenger Box Cab.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 34 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Boston's Union Freight Railroad.

Riding the Union Freight Railroad.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 33 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

Long Hours – J.W. Swanberg commentary on the dedication of the New Haven's employees.

The New Hartford Branch – the story of this Connecticut branch line.

The Husking Bee Trains.

My New Haven Railroad – Bill Butler's recollections of growing up with the New Haven.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 33 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

West End Freight Trains – The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the Port of New York.

A Brief Weekend Encounter with a Behemoth – a childhood recollection of seeing an EF-3 on the Harlem River branch.

The New Haven's 62000-62014 series 70 ton covered gondola car fleet.

Late 1960s / early '70s freight service around Putnam, CT, including the Wyckoff Steel, Inc. plant.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 33 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

A memorial to Peter E. Lynch.

West End Freight – The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the Port of New York.

Problems with Long Island Traffic.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 33 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Piggyback On The New Haven Railroad.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 32 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

Selling the High Hoods – Alco vs EMC – the story of the New Haven's diesel-electric switchers and marketing by Alco and EMC.

Cedar Hill Coaling Tower.

Tom's Towers – about the various Connecticut railroad towers in which T.J. Donahue worked in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 32 Issue 3 contains the following subjects:

Fan Trip Favorites – The Pullman-Bradley Lightweights.

The story of the New Haven's Pullman-Bradley lightweight passenger fleet.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 32 Issue 2, contains the following subjects:

The story of the New Haven's tank car fleet.

The South Kent, CT, camp train wreck.

Ginger Ale Express - the story of the New Haven's first unit train, originating from the Clicquot plant in Millis, MA.

The genesis of the New Haven's equipment order for 50-foor Hydroframe 60 boxcars.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 32 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

The story of K-1-b Mogul #409, her boiler explosion in Walpole Heights, MA, in 1923, and her rebuilding.

The origin of the names used on the New Haven's stainless steel dining car fleet ordered in 1946.

The story of Berkshire Junction, Danbury, CT.

The New Haven's Pilgrim Tours.

Signals on the Maybrook Line in the 1960s.

And More!


 Shoreliner® Volume 31 Issue 4 contains the following subjects:

The conclusion of the railroad story of Hartford, CT -- Capital of the Constitution State.

And More!


 Shoreliner® is Volume 31 Issue 3, published in July 2009, contains the following subjects:

Part 1 of the railroad story of Hartford, CT -- Capital of the Constitution State.

And More!


 Shoreliner®  Volume 31 Issue 2, published in March 2009, contains the following subjects:

The story of the New Haven's EF-3 electric freight motors.

And More!


 Shoreliner®  Volume 31 Issue 1, published in October 2008, contains the following subjects:

Fall railfan excursions on the Canal Line in the 1940s and '50s.

A review of some signals on the New Haven.

The story of the Harlem River Auction House and the Salvage Department.

And More!


 Shoreliner® Volume 30 Issue 4, published in August 2008, contains the following subjects:

The story of the New Haven's Alco RS-1 (DERS-1b) fleet.

Details on equipment and paint schemes used on the New Haven RS-1s.

Photos showing details on the New Haven C-Liner (DER-4) fleet.

And More!


 Shoreliner® Volume 30 Issue 3, published in April 2008, contains the following subjects:

The story of the New Haven's NE-6 caboose fleet.

How the historic train station in Taunton, MA, was destroyed by a passing freight train, which in the process also destroyed an NE-6 caboose.

And More!


Shoreliner® Volume 30 Issue 2 contains the following subjects:

Full color front cover photo of RS-11 #1407, with a Franklin local commuter train passing through Readville, MA.

The conclusion of a detailed history on the New Haven's Readville shops outside Boston, MA.

A photo essay of the people who worked at the New Haven's Readville shops during World War II.

And More!


Shoreliner®  Volume 30 Issue 1 contains the following subjects:

Full color front cover photo of condemned DL-109 #0759, the last unit of the class and the only DL-109 to receive the McGinnis paint scheme, at Readville, MA, 10 March 1957.

The story of the Bussey Bridge disaster, a major Boston & Providence Railroad accident that occurred in the West Roxbury section of Boston on 14 March 1887.

Part three of a detailed history on the New Haven's Readville shops outside Boston, MA.

And More!


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