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.

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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)