New York Central Railroad published an employee magazine starting in 1919 until
1932 when they stopped publishing for financial reasons brought on by the 1929
stock market crash. That magazine was called the New York Central Lines Magazine.
began a second magazine called the New
York Central System Central Headlight in 1940 and continued to provide it
until 1968 at the end of the NYCS as an independent railroad.
It was published monthly by,
and distributed to the 100,000 officers and employees of the New York Central
Railroad. It was a magazine devoted to the interests of the railroad workers,
their families and the home communities.
It contained articles about the railroad, the employees, and events that
impacted the employees and the railroad.
It makes fascinating reading
for anyone interested in the New York Central Railroad during those years that
it was published. It is an excellent companion publication to our previously
published NYCL Magazine 1919 – 1940
also available in digital form from the NYCSHS.