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The New York Central System was one of the greatest railways of the 20th Century. Home of the Great Steel Fleet of passenger trains including the well known 20th Century Limited and Empire State Express. Known as The Water Level Route, it served customers between New York/Boston and Chicago, as well as many other cities in the Eastern United States. It included the Boston & Albany, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Peoria & Eastern, Big Four, Michigan Central, among others, as well as its Canadian divisions through Southern Ontario.
 

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   New York Central Railroad History Preview Go
During the 1920's, 37 name trains traveled the Water Level mainline. This huge mass of trains was sometimes referred to as the Great Steel Fleet. See the rail junction of Chatham (New York Central, Boston & Albany and Rutland ) and the New York Central Harlem Division. Benton Harbor, once a rail center. The Catskill Mountain Branch of the New York Central connected with the West Shore at Kingston, NY. It was once the Ulster & Delaware. The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburgh became a part of the New York Central in 1891. As late as the mid-1950's, most of the RW&O was still in service.
   Railway Stations Preview Go
Our WebPages contain numerous pictures and stories of railroad stations. Some are from Connecticut while others relate to the New York Central Railroad.
   The New York Central Railroad in 1950 Preview Go
Several years ago I wrote a story on the major railroads of 1950 and what happened to them. Now I am following up with a closer examination of the New York Central Railroad. This railroad only lasted until 1968 when it merged into Penn Central.But, what was it like in 1950? Find all sorts of unusual things from 1950 such as listings of all equipment and tracks, income from unusual investments and affiliates.


   The Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad Preview Go
The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg became a part of the New York Central in 1891. As late as the mid-1950's, most of the RW&O was still in service. Everything east of Oswego was part of the St. Lawrence Division. The old Lake Ontario Shore Railroad was part of the Syracuse Division.
   Grand Central Terminal Preview Go
All about World's greatest railroad terminal.
   Chicago River and Indiana Railroad Preview Go
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.
   Winter, Snow and Railroads Preview Go
All about how railroads deal with Winter and snow. The New York Central's "Snow Book". Winter on the Long Island Railroad.
   New York Central Home Page Preview Go
Home to everything you ever wanted to know about the New York Central Railroad. Links to many New York Central Resources.
   New York Central's West Shore Preview Go
Sharing the “Water Level Route” with the New York Central was the West Shore; first as a competitor; later a subsidiary.
   CONRAIL: Consolidated Rail Corporation Preview Go
The break-up of Conrail to CSX and Norfolk Southern is just really a continuation of a drama that has gone on for about the last 80 years.






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