Developed by a stagecoach maker in lower Manhattan, Westchester County's
first railroad, the New York & Harlem Railroad, arrived in the
1840s. Since commuting by train allowed convenient short travel, its
arrival accelerated growth and commerce throughout the county due to New
York City's proximity. Within the same decade, the New Haven Railroad
arrived in Westchester from New England, followed by the upstate-backed
Hudson River Railroad in 1849. At its peak in 1930 and on the eve of the
Great Depression, Westchester County maintained as many as eight rail
lines and branches. Today, three of the county's original rail lines,
the Harlem line, the New Haven line, and the Hudson line, are still in
use and as busy as ever.
Contains chapters on the Harlem, Hudson, and Putnam lines in Westchester County, NY. Softcover Book is 128 pages with 206 images.
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