Central New England Railway (CNE) Bus Tour 2014

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This is a heads up for those planning to join us for the 2014 segment of the annual bus tour along various portions of the former Central New England Railway. The 2014 tour will be on April 6th (rain or shine).

This year our trip will take place on Sunday April 6 starting at Poughkeepsie Waryas park on Water St at 9am. Waryas Park is just across the street from the Poughkeepsie RR station parking garage. Come early so you can have coffee and donuts before the tour starts. We will finish the R&C from Rhinecliff to Pine Plains and have lunch at Lia’s again. After lunch we will take the P&E and P&C back to Poughkeepsie and the Hospital Branch to the former NYC main.

There are a couple nice restaurants for some refreshments within a block of the Park.

We picked the date because Palm Sunday is 4-13 and we wanted to avoid any conflict with Easter and train shows. . It seems like the weather is better the first week of April than March and that is another factor.

Please notify your friends so that everyone who wants to go has a chance. The price will be $55 again.

We have planned this trip to reach as many of the remaining historical spots as our intrepid scouts could locate. In many cases we have had to rely on photographs, new and old, to fill in parts of the puzzle. We hope that you will gain a better understanding of the part that the railroads played in the history and development of New York.

As usual, everybody will get a copy of the 2014 CNE Tour guide book. We have a lot of ground to cover so we will have coffee and buses will roll at 9:00.

The cost of this year’s tour will be $55.00 per person and payment should be made out to: Joseph Mato CNE 2014

Be sure to include your E-Mail address so we can contact you if we need to. If you don’t have E-Mail then include your phone number.

Send it to:
JOE MATO-CNE 2014
62 WOOD ROAD
REDDING, CT. 06896

Any money that is left after expenses will be used as “seed money” for next years trip.

As we did last year, we have two buses with 47 seats each. In past years we sold all seats and had a waiting list so don’t wait too long to send in your reservation. Please note that any request for refunds must be received thirty (30) or more days in advance of the tour date. If you can find a replacement to take your bus seat, that’s OK just let us know who it is. We have to know who to let onto the bus when the tour starts. If you can’t find a replacement then we may have somebody on the waiting list to suggest but we can’t refund money that has already been spent on tour expenses.

Bernie Rudberg
7 Marion Ave.
Wappingers Falls, NY
12590-6017 E-Mail Brudberg@optonline.net

Central New England Railway in New York State
This page is an overview of the railway as it existed in New York State.
Central New England Railway in Hopewell Junction
This page is about the CNE in the Hopewell Junction area.
Central New England Railway’s Great Bridge at Poughkeepsie
This page is about the CNE’ bridge at Poughkeepsie.
The Rhinebeck & Connecticut
This page is about the Rhinebeck & Connecticut which became part of the Central New England Railway.
The Railroads of Pine Plains
Pine Plains was the intersection of three railroads, all of which became part of the Central New England Railway.
Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad
One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut.
The CNE / ND&C from Dutchess Jct to Matteawan.
The CNE / ND&C Glenham to Hopewell Jct.
The CNE / ND&C from Hopewell Jct to Millbrook.
The CNE / ND&C from Bangall to Pine Plains.
The CNE / ND&C from Pine Plains to Millerton.
Connecticut Connection
A trip along the Central New England Railway (CNE) from Canaan, Connecticut to the New York State Line.
Maybrook Yard
The major freight yard where the CNE connected with other railroads was at Maybrook.
The Maybrook Line across Dutchess County
The “Maybrook Line” was important to New England before the advent of Penn Central and before the Poughkeepsie Bridge burned.
The Poughkeepsie Bridge after the 1974 Fire
The “Maybrook Line” lost its importance with Penn Central. See the effects of this fire on Eastern Railroading.
P&E in the Poughkeepsie Area
Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)
P&E North of Poughkeepsie Area
Part of the The Central New England Railway (CNE) was the Poughkeepsie & Eastern (P&E)
Poughkeepsie & Connecticut
One of the railroads that formed the Central New England Railway was the Poughkeepsie & Connecticut.
The Central New England in Connecticut
A great WebSite from Tim Dowd on the remains of the CNE in Connecticut
Fishkill Landing
The Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad became part of the CNE. The New York Central ran from New York City to Albany and beyond through the Hudson Valley. The two roads met at Fishkill Landing.
The first phase of the NYC rebuilding at Fishkill Landing starting in 1913.
The second phase of the NYC rebuilding in 1914 and 1915.
New York Central in the Fishkill Landing Area.