Recent News and Posts
| 1924 Map of Sheepshead Bay Area: Showing Race Track Spur & Manhattan Beach Division In the map shown below, which is a Rand-McNally 1924 Map of Brooklyn, which was taken from the David Rumsey Map Collection, you can see areas penciled in red: 1) Former BRT-LIRR Trackage to Sheepshead Bay Race Track and 2) Allignment of the LIRR Manhattan Beach Division Line to Manhattan Beac more... - 2013/05/23|
| Canal News – Bank Holiday Weekend,BCN Challenge & Crick Boat Show Canal News – Bank Holiday Weekend BCN Challenge 25 – 26 May 2013 1:00 am – 3:00 pm Dare you take on the 30 hour BCN Challenge? Roll up, roll up, all licensed boats are invited to take part in … Continue reading → more... - 2013/05/22|
| Sea Beach Spur to the Gravesend Race Track in 1891? Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. Author: Bien, Joseph Rudolp (1858-1950) Date of Map: 1891 Scale: 1:31,680 Page IV, Series 7 Phillips 2150 Copywrite2005 Folks, I took this clip off another on line map site, called "David Rumsey Historical Map Collection". There is more... - 2013/05/22|
| Position of Smith Street Gas Tank as seen from Smith-9th Street IND Station In the clip below, which is taken from Roger Arcara's video dealing with the New York Subway from 1940 to the 1970's I captured the relative position of the gas tank versus the station. You are looking at the extreme north end of the northbound (towards Manhattan) platform with the adjus more... - 2013/05/21|
| Third Avenue Trolley in Brooklyn - South Portion Prior to 1939 Source: Watson, Edward, B. & Linder, B. "3 Avenue Line", New York Division Bulletin , Electric Railroaders' Association, Vol. 21, No. 12, December, 1978, p.2 - 3. It is funny that in New York, there are two Third Avenues that had rapid transit on it: One in Brooklyn and one in more... - 2013/05/20|
| A few photos more... - 2013/05/19|
A sampling from our Member Sites(s) Use the link above to review/visit
Cedar Hill Rail Yard in New Haven
From 1844 to 1967, the New Haven RR was a force in New England. Driving north from New Haven, Cedar Hill yard cannot be overlooked. Its still used, but not to the extent it was 50 year ago. Imagine, over 9,000 cars handled on one day!
Chicago River and Indiana Railroad
The Chicago River & Indiana Railroad and the Chicago Junction Railway controlled access to the Chicago Union Stock Yards district. They were part of the New York Central System. Includes
the Indiana Harbor Belt.
Over fifty years ago, Merle Armitage published a book called "The Railroads of America". In it, he listed the major railroads of the time. I took his list and tried to see where they all went. I also compared to a 1980 source of Class 1 railroads.
Not So Long Ago
Amazing tidbits from railroading magazines of the 1940's; some of which seem so strange and out-of-place now. Also a fictional plan for mass transit in the Albany, New York area.
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, The J
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, runs a huge circle around Chicago, crossing every line entering the Chicago terminal. In addition, it serves great industries, like US Steel's Gary Works.
Click here to preview and visit the 78 member sites in
Railway World WebRing.
Or visit one of the more specific topics within this community:
Would you like to join this WebRing community? Here is more information from the manager:
Please, always remember to update your information with any webring and make sure that the navbar is always added to the page that you submit.