16 Responses

  1. Al Cyone says:

    It’s funny what the names of some towns connote. I can’t read of Philmont, NY, without remembering that it’s the hometown of Lt. Col. Ollie North (of Iran-Contra infamy).

  2. James says:

    Hi Emily, not sure why my comments won’t post on your blog? Any help appreciated, James.

  3. James Lamkin says:

    I really enjoy your blog Emily, also I liked your story about Grand Central Terminal in the March issue of Railfan and Railroad magazine!

  4. Backshophoss says:

    The Boston + Albany used a short streach of the Harlem Line to Ghent,
    (Tower/Cabin BA) then the B+A branch wandered southwest toward Claverack,
    ans finally connected with the Hudson Line at Hudson.
    Till 1937from Cabin BA to Chatham was double track,the B+A “Hudson”
    branch exisited till the late 1960’s when Ghent-Claverack trackage was pulled up.

  5. Nathanael says:

    I have long thought that we need the upper Harlem line back. The Hudson line gets flooded out too easily. The upper Harlem is the only route out of New York City which isn’t prone to flooding.

  6. Bob says:

    As always your articles are brilliant Emily. My grandfather was a conductor who worked on the Harlem Division and, along with my grandmother, lived in Chatham on Railroad Avenue. Visiting them in the 50-60’s (as a young kid!) was a special treat as the trains ran right in front of the house.

  7. Dan says:

    I can’t find any evidence of the old bridge over NY 23 between Craryville and Martindale. I looked on Google Street View and saw nothing. Not even an embankment. Where was it?

    • Emily says:

      Pop the following coordinates into Google street view: 42.207811,-73.629084. It is kinda hard to notice just from looking at the sat maps, so street view is easier to see it.

      • Dan says:

        Oh, yeah. That worked. My stupid PC made me scan more than just the coordinates, and I had to hold the backspace button for a while once I posted them there, but I found it anyhow.

    • Tom says:

      Dan the bridge in Martindale crosses COUNTY ROAD 11 north of route 23, on the road to Philmont.

  8. Al Brecken says:

    Emily , I have vintage blueprints of the signal-system on this particular section of the Harlem Line ; included is the gates where the CNE crossed the Harlem Line at Millerton; you are most welcome to contact me if this is of interest to you; Thanks!!!.

  9. anthony says:

    would like to own a timetable showing all the former stations. Any idea where i can get one?

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