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THE SHORE LINE
New York City - New Rochelle - Stamford - Bridgeport - New Haven


NHRHTA Publications:

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

Books:

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Shoreliner®:

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Volume 6 Issue 4 (Fall) 1975
  • "Our Main Line Electrification Set Pattern for the Country" -- Reprint of a May 1945 Along the Line article reviewing the development of the heavy main line electrication on the Naw Haven's Shore line between New York and New Haven. 6 pages with photos and map.
Volume 8 Issue 4 (Fall) 1977
  • "The Jets ... The Story of the New Haven EP-5s" -- The history and technical data for the last class of electric passenger motors purchased by the New Haven. 23 pages with diagrams and photos (including front cover).
Volume 9 Issue 3 (Summer) 1978
  • "The New Haven EP-2s" -- The history and technical data for the New Haven's 0300 - 0326 series electric passenger motors. 17 pages with diagrams, roster and photos (including front cover).
Volume 11 Issue 3 1980
  • "The New Haven EF-4s - 'Bricks'" -- Discusses the history and technical details of the last class of electric freight motors, nee-Virginian Railway, acquired from the Norfolk & Western in the early 1960s. 16 pages, with photos (including front cover), diagrams and roster.
Volume 12 Issue 3 1981
  • "Direct Current Trolley Freight on the New Haven" -- The story of the Manufacturer's Street Railway (New Haven, CT) and the Seaview Avenue Railroad (Bridgeport, CT). 11 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 12 Issue 4 1981
  • "The History of the New Haven and Derby Railroad" -- 24 pages with photos, maps and tables.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • "Bridgeport in the Fifties" -- Roger C. Parker recalls the sights and sounds of Bridgeport station in the 1950s. 6 pages with photos.
  • "The New York Commuter Scene...Today" -- Reviews the current (1982) state of commuter operations. 14 pages, with photos, roster, maps and tables.
Volume 14 Issue 1 1983
  • Front cover photo of EF-1 #91 and two sisters with an Oak Point, NY, bound freight was of Green's Farms, CT, in the summer of 1956.
  • Color centerspread of EF-3 #152 with a Bay Ridge-bound freight passing the Cos Cob, CT, power plant in the summer of 1956.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: The New Haven's Electric Problems" -- Reprint of a January 15, 1904, 'Railroad Gazette' editorial, detailing the current state and problems with the New Haven's various electrified lines, including trolley lines, the Nantasket, MA, branch, the Providence, Warren & Bristol, Norwich - Central Village, CT, Burnside - Vernon - Rockville - Melrose, CT, Middletown - Berlin - Meriden, CT, and New York - Stamford - New Canaan. 3 pages with photos and map.
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- Discusses recent changes resulting from the takeover of commuter rail services by the newly-formed Metro-North Commuter Railroad. 1 page with photo.
Volume 15 Issue 4 1984
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- Discusses signal and C.T.C., track work and drawbridge improvements on the New Haven Line. 1 page.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- Discusses the current state of the Metro-North and CDOT M-2s, and the likely purchase of "M-4" cars to replace the New Haven 'Washboard' cars. 1 page.
Volume 16 Issue 2 1985
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- Discusses the development of Metro-North's rulebook. 1 page
  • Rear cover photo of EP-3 #353 in pin stripes with passenger train at Milford, CT, on April 22, 1950.
Volume 16 Issue 3 1985
  • Front cover photo of EY-2 #210 switching Stamford yard in the summer of 1953.
  • Inside 1/2-page cover photo of EF-1 #0104 with an eastbound freight at Mill River Jct., CT, circa 1948.
  • Color centerspread of RS-3 #550 and sister with a passenger train at St. James Street, New Haven, CT, March 31, 1956.
  • "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.
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- News items on Metro-North and CDOT FL-9s, and Metro-North M-2 rebuild program. 2/3 page.
Volume 16 Issue 4 1985
  • "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.
  • "Disappointed!" -- Richard Abramson remembers his disappointment at find GP-9s in charge of train GB-2 at South Norwalk,CT, rather than the expected electric EF-4s (ex-Virginians). 3 pages, including color centerspread.
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Metro-Update" -- News items on Metro-North Commuter Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation rail services, including the Harmon, NY, shop open house November 16, 1985, delivery of the new Bombadier commuter coaches, and electrification, signal and track improvements on the Shore Line. 2-1/2 pages with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 2 1986
  • "On the New Haven...Today -- Shoreliner Debut" -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation's new Bombardier commuter coaches debut on the Danbury line. 2 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, plus rear cover photo.
Volume 17 Issue 4 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: Bridgeport to New Haven via Derby" -- Describes Connecticut Company service between the three communities. 10 pages with photos, maps and timetables.
Volume 18 Issue 1 1987
  • Inside cover photo of PA-1 #0768 in orange and pinstripes and mate with a passenger train at Mill River Junction, 1948.
Volume 18 Issue 2 1987
  • Cover photo of CDOR FL-9 #2002 (in New Haven colors) and Metro-North FL-9 and train at Shell tower, 10.30 a.m. July 19, 1986, during the 60 cycle power cutover.
  • "Westport, Connecticut, September 27, 1935" -- The story of the Westport, CT, freight wreck and the end of EF-1 #097. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 18 Issue 3 1987
  • Cover photo of EF-3 #156 with an eastbound freight at Burr Road in the early 1950s.
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Express and Freight Service in Southern New England -- Part I" -- The history of trolley freight and express handled in Connecticut, including Bridgeport and New Haven. 8 pages with photo, timetable and map.
Volume 19 Issue 1 1988
  • Cover photo of EP-5 #376 with train 379, a mail and express, westbound at West River in October 1960.
Volume 19 Issue 2 1988
  • "OOPS!" -- Short article on a minor accident on the Petroleum Heat and Power Company siding in Stamford, CT, during World War II. 2/3 page with photo.
Volume 20 Issue 1 1989
  • "Individual Wire Train Cars" -- Photo at Stamford, CT, of two small wire train cars being unloaded from a flat car. 1/2 page with photo.
Volume 20 Issue 2 1989
  • Cover photo of EP-3 #352 with Train #12, on the crossover at S.S. 55, November 1959.
Volume 20 Issue 4 1989
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "Trolley Stop: Norwalk Division, Connecticut Company" -- The history of trolley operation around Norwalk, CT. 8 pages with photos and map.
Volume 21 Issue 3 1990
  • Inside cover photo of a Metro-North excursion train with long Island Railroad equipment, including a power car (FA-1) homeward bound near Bridgeport, CT - Burr Road tower on October 27, 1990.
Volume 22 Issue 1 1991
  • Rear cover photos of the wreck train at work following the derailment of train NG-3 on the crossover from track 1 to 3 at Burr Road.
Volume 22 Issue 2 1991
  • Front cover photo of EF-3a #159 on the point of freight FGB-2 at SS-55 Burr Road, August 1951.
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 and Shore lines. 4 pages with photos, including color.
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. Includes a description of operations at the Cos Cob power plant and the maintenance of the electric locomotives at Van Nest. 40 pages, including photos.
Volume 24 Issue 1 1993
  • "Bridgeport Puzzle Switches" -- Short story on the complex set of crossovers at Bridgeport. 2 pages with photos and diagrams.
Volume 24 Issue 3 1993
  • Cover photo of a flanger extra train at Burr Road in the winter of 1961.
Volume 24 Issue 4 1993
  • "High and Wide" -- The story of oversized loads originating from the Norwalk Tank Company at Dock Yard in South Norwalk. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 26 Issue 4 1995
  • January 14, 1946 photo of show posters at the Rye, NY station.
Volume 28 Issue 2 1997
  • "Frederick L. Rowland" -- The story of the former Assistant to New Haven Railroad President Howard S. Palmer, and his interest in photographing the New Haven. 4 pages, with photos of Shore Line trains in Guilford and West Haven, CT.
Volume 28 Issue 3
  • "Bridgeport 1840 - 1990 -- 150 Years of Railroading" -- The history of rail service in and about Bridgeport, CT. 35 pages with photos (including covers and centerspread) and maps.
Volume 29 Issue 1
  • Cover photo of EP-4 #362 with a damaged nose westbound through South Norwalk, CT, on 9 May 1959.
  • "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 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 (including cover and some color) and diagrams.
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 Shore 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 the Stamford, CT, freight wreck in January 1959.  16 pages, with maps and photos.
Volume 32 Issue 4
  • "Tom's Towers" -- A review of the various towers in which T.J. Donahue operated during the 1940s, '50s and '60s, including towers along the electrified Shore line. 12 pages with color 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. Includes many photos and descriptions of freight trains operating on the electrified Shore Line. 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. Includes many photos and descriptions of freight trains operating on the electrified Shore Line. 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 many photos on the Shore Line.
Volume 37 Issue 1
  • "John Durley and the New Haven's Early Electric Locomotives" -- Remembering John Durley, who was among the first New Haven engineers to operate the railroad's early AC-DC electric locomotives in the early 1900s. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 37 Issue 2
  • "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.
Volume 37 Issue 4
  • "The Chocolate Special" -- Richard A. Fleischer shares the story of the special train run from Stollwerck Chocolate Company's factory in Stamford, CT on July 4th, 1922. 2 pages with photos taken in Pennsylvania.
Volume 38 Issue 2
  • "Signal Towers" -- Jack Swanberg presents a photo feature of New Haven signal towers, featuring photos by Tom Donahue and captions by Peter E. Lynch. Most towers shown are from the Shore Line between New Rochelle, NY, and Boston, plus S.S. E-274 in Springfield, and M-333 Jackson Street and M-334 Franklin Street in Worcester. 8 pages with all color photos.

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