Archive for May, 2012

Signals on the New York Central

May 11, 2012

I stand accused of being a slobbering Pennsy fan so the New York Central is the enemy. However, as the proud owner of NYC memorabilia, I do have a warm spot for a railroad that ran the New England States, the Twentieth Century Limited, the Empire State Express, and many other great trains. So when a post in a news group led me to this movie, I’m passing it along. All the mainline trains in the run by shots are powered by steam! Enjoy.


Secret Siding

May 4, 2012

Yes, there is a secret siding underneath the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Known as track 61, it was first used by General Pershing and used especially by FDR. There’s a fascinating photo essay here by photographer Sam Horine. (Used with permission)