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   Gulf Curve 1940 NY Central Railroad accident Preview Go
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. Also other stories about railroads through the Mohawk Valley in New York State.
   Long Island Railroad - Route of the Dashing Commuter Preview Go
All about the Long Island Railroad. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America. It is also an old railroad, rich in heritage.
   Across the Channel Preview Go
British rail, a rail-boat-rail trip across the English Channel, and Dutch railways. An American's experience. Welcome to our Great Britain, Europe and the Channel WebSite.

   Troop Trains Preview Go
Troop Trains were important to the United States in previous Wars. The first war in which trains were used to carry Americans to battle was the Mexican War in 1846. Extensive use of trains to carry troops occurred in both World Wars. We have great pictures and great stories about troop trains.
   Connecticut Freight Railroads Preview Go
What railroads serve Connecticut? A listing of Connecticut towns and what railroads serve them for rail freight. All about the freight railroads that serve Connecticut.
   New York State Railroads, mostly NY Central Railroaf Preview Go
Some interesting things about New York State Railroads, mostly New York Central Railroad. Boston & Albany Railroad history. Stories about all those New York Central rails north of Utica and Syracuse, including all those milk trains that used to run and the railroad from DeKalb Junction to Ogdensburg.
   The Erie and the DL&W were merged in 1960 Preview Go
The Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western were merged on October 17, 1960. Railroad mergers have taken place right from the beginning of railroading. See the outcome of this merger and its impact on history.
   Grand Central Terminal Preview Go
"In April 1987, the former New York Central office building was designated a landmark. Other buildings in the area have played an important role in the development of New York City. The early 2000's saw a massive renovation. Stories about mysterious track 61 and find out who really owns Grand Central. An electrical fire in 1986 knocked out the signal tower which controls the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Also stories about the NYC marine fleet and detective Moe Holstein.
   Railroads in the Adirondacks of New York State Preview Go
New York Central Railroad tracks reached into the Adirondacks. One line even went across the Canadian border to Ottawa. Here's a timeline of railroads in the Adirondacks. How New York Central (now CSX) got to Montreal. Maps, timetables, pictures and stories about railroads in the Adirondack Mountains.
   Not So Long Ago Preview Go
Not so Long Ago: Some amazing tidbits from railroading magazines of the 1940's which seem so strange and out-of-place now. Lots more railroad history. Also a fictional plan (by Ken Kinlock) for mass transit in the Albany, New York area. Great spot to buy post cards and other railroadiana.

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