Great Movie of New York Central and New Haven Trains in 1961

If you like trains in the New York City and Connecticut area, like New York Central Railroad, and/or like New Haven Railroad, like “old” (well, 1961 was not “old” for a lot of us; then you cannot miss this movie.


Above: New Haven electric locomotive on Park Avenue viaduct.


Above: New Haven MU train at Stamford (the station before the old station)


Above: New Haven “Washboard Electrics” at Stamford


Mail train (called M&E for mail and express) on the West Side Freight Line headed for the General Post Office on 8th Avenue. Motive Power is RS3’s. The old R Motors that used to haul these went to the South Shore.


Above is a NY Central “P Motor” at the 125th Street Station.. These were the BIG electrics that came from Cleveland when they took out power into/out of Cleveland Union Terminal. None of these were preserved.


Above is a NY Central S-Motor. These were the original electric motors into Grand Central. They were replaced in the 1980’s on almost their 80th birthday. Two are preserved and the third (the original/prototype) is rotting away in Glenmont NY (near Albany). By 1961, they were switchers. Looks like this one was bringing a combine coach back from Mott Haven yard.


Above is a NY Central T-Motor on the Park Avenue viaduct. There is one of these in Glenmont too. It is a former movie star.

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