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What if the Penn Central Merger Did Not Happen
If, for several reasons, the merger of the New York Central Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New Haven Railroad did not occur, how would railroading in the Eastern United States be different?
Gulf Curve 1940 NY Central Railroad accident
The Gulf Curve in Little Falls, New York was the scene of one of the worst accidents in New York Central Railroad history. April 19, 1940 – Little Falls, New York, United States: The westbound New York Central Lake Shore Limited, running fifteen minutes late in rainy conditions, fails to reduce speed to 45 miles per hour at Gulf Curve near Little Falls, sharpest on the NYC System, and at 59 mph the locomotive derails, crosses two tracks and strikes a rock wall whereupon it explodes and nine cars pile up behind it. At least 30 known dead, including the engineer, and 100 injured in this accident.
Railroad Mergers in the Northeast of the U.S.
Railroad mergers have taken place right from
the beginning of railroading. The two peak periods for mergers have been the 1920's and the 1960's. Because of the Transportation Act of 1920, the ICC engaged Professor William Ripley of Harvard to develop a tentative plan for railroad consolidation.
Connecticut Connection: Central New England Railway
A trip along the Central New England Railway (CNE) from Canaan, Connecticut to the New York State Line.
Industrial Development on the D&H Railroad
1920's story about how the Delaware & Hudson Railroad helped develop the region it served. How coal played a role in the history of the D&H. Provide access to a wealth of railroad history. D&H Sales Offices. D&H to North Creek. D&H along Lake Champlain and through Rouses Point going from Albany to Montreal
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