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  1. Backshophoss says:

    According to an old NYC ETT,Ossining had a spur track into the secure
    side of the prison(#24 track) to get coal to the heating plant,and possibly
    a high risk prisoner from time to time.
    The Gate was not high enought to allow a Brakeman on top
    of the car to set the hand brakes!

    (ETT#2 ,Eastern Division, NY Terminal Division,dated Oct 27,1957)

  2. Jeff M. says:

    The reason the 1851 timetable lists the station as Sing Sing is that was the name of the village at the time. As noted on the Village of Ossining website under “Village History”:

    As the prison became notorious, the village tried to distance itself from the prison’s harsh reputation and changed its name to Ossining on March 25, 1901.

  3. ray says:

    Picture 6 (0f 33) wasn’t clear enough for me to be sure, but it looks like the locomotive is one of the tri-power (Diesel, third rail, battery) ones that were built in the late 20’s and normally used for freight. I guess the term “hybrid” was not used in that day.

    • Backshophoss says:

      NYC class DES3,normally used on the W30th st branch as
      a switcher,during the warmer months used as part time passenger/
      express power. The only drawback was the diesel plant wasn’t
      able to keep the batteries charged ,had a 2 hour life span away
      from the 3rd rail.

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