This issue includes:
NYCS veteran Carl
Liba describes in detail the operation of sixteen of NYC’s hottest freights in 1960,
including schedules, terminals, intermediate stops, blockings, setouts and
pick-ups, and timings for each. Fourteen
photos illustrate the piece.
April 15 will mark
the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham
Lincoln, and we thought it appropriate to tell the story of the operation of the
fallen president’s funeral train in New York State, from New York City to
Buffalo, over the then not-yet-consolidated Hudson River and New York Central railroads
on April 25, 26, and 27. Railroad
historian and NYCSHS member Richard Palmer spent over two years researching the
topic and digging up illustrations, and the article provides a wonderful
glimpse into how parts of our favorite railroad were operated a century and a
In a spell-binding
narrative, former NYCSHS director Richard Borsos tells us how his railroader’s
instinct led him to avert a rear-end disaster on Michigan Central’s Joliet Branch
on a densely foggy night, and he illustrates the event with three photos taken
the following morning of the tricky rerailing of wayward H-10b 2337. Richard was fireman on the big 2-8-2.
A diesel photo essay by member Chuck Bohi, a fiery reminiscence
by the late Jim Stuart, a look at an N-Trak NYC-themed layout in Arizona, and
the usual columns round out this big, 48-page issue.