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The 20th Century Limited plus more fast passenger
Before the world of passenger trains collapsed in the 1950's, the New York Central was one of the nation's premier passenger railroads. Its 10,000 miles reached from Boston to St. Louis, but its heart was the four-track mainline from New York City to Buffalo. 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".
Amtrak's Secret Business
Amtrak operates commuter trains for several local/regional transportation authorities, but they don't publicize this at all. Find out more about this profitable operation in a time when Amtrak looses all kinds of money. Plus get a great understanding of some local transportation systems.
NY Central Railroad between Albany and New York
Brewster to Grand Central. Tarrytown to Grand Central. Ride between Albany and New York on the New York Central Hudson Division with the author and learn some fascinating facts about this historic rail route. Bannerman Island. Even more about Grand Central Terminal.
Railroads Around the United States
Here are some of our favorite railroads from all over the United States. With a touch of Europe and Canada. Yes, we show our favorites: New York Central, New Haven, D&H, O&W, subways, train stations, trolleys, South Shore, EJ&E. But the fun doesn't stop there.
The NorthEast Corridor
Trips along the North East Corridor of AMTRAK are not always without problems. Find out how to play the "hidden city" game on AMTRAK and learn what other pitfalls may trap the travelers. One can't help but be amazed by the many rail lines in northern New Jersey. Most of these were CONRAIL, most of these are commute and most of these are ex Erie-Lackawanna.
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