Central Headlight - 4Q 2009

The latest issue of the Central Headlight is in the mail and on its way to current NYCSHS members!

The cover story is Part 1 of a two-part article that recalls the experience of NYCSHS Director Tom Gerbracht as a rider for General Electric during the January 1965 delivery of three new U25B locomotives to the New York Central. This, and other great stories, information and photographs await the reader in the next Central Headlight!

NYCSHS members get the current issue mailed to them each quarter! Not a member? Join today! Not sure if you want to become a member? Members and non-members can purchase back issues of the Central Headlight here.

NYC Photos from the collection of John Stewart

John Stewart has assembled a collection of New York Central photos relating to stations and equipment on lines throughout western New York.

John's collection is not only limited to the New York Central, but other railroads of western New York and Pennsylvania. You can visit his collection of photos on Flickr.

Great historical images from Google and Life Magazine

"Excellent photo of a New York Central passenger train with a streamlined locomotive leaving Chicago station, with city skyline in the background. - July 1948" ©Time Inc.

Google has teamed up with Life Magazine's archives to make their collection of historical images available on the web. There are many great color and black and white images from the New York Central Railroad in this collection. Follow this link to see some great examples, including images of Robert Young, Pier 7 at Weehawken, Grand Central Terminal and more!