Monday Morning Old Photos: Scenes on the Upper Harlem 1

Monday Morning Old Photos: Scenes on the Upper Harlem History Photos

Today’s collection of historical Harlem Division photos features the Upper Harlem… including several crashes that occurred on the line. A huge thanks goes to Ron Vincent, who shared these photos from his family’s collection. Ron’s grandfather worked as an RPO clerk on the Harlem for 36 years. Many of the...

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 3 14

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 3 History Photos

As we complete our journey along the abandoned Upper Harlem Division, it is worth taking a moment to look at the timetables printed for the line. The Upper Harlem’s timetables were New York Central’s Form 112 – and its size changed drastically over the years, reflecting the railroad’s slow death....

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 4) 4

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 4) Trains History

You know addicts never quit… how could I ever stop collecting these postcards? Plus it seems that I love multi-part posts. We’re on number four, folks. In case you missed the others, you can find them here: Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line, Part 1 Sending Postcards from the Harlem...

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 3) 1

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 3) History Photos

If there is one thing that Westchester people have taught me, it is how to spend money (there are many times in which I feel that I am a strange observer here, really). Though instead of purchasing those two-hundred-dollar-a-pair pants from the Westchester Mall, I’ve decided to “invest” the precious...

Looking back, and looking forward – a photographic to-do list 4

Looking back, and looking forward – a photographic to-do list Trains Photos

While cleaning the other day I found some old photos of my first long distance railroad trip and I wanted to share. The photos have to be at least thirteen years old, I remember leaving from Penn Station and going down to Jacksonville, Florida, and then later leaving from DeLand...

Early Harlem Line Timetables, and new timetable catalog 1

Early Harlem Line Timetables, and new timetable catalog Trains History

Quite a while ago I started up a minor project, what I called the Historical Archives. My goal was to collect as much old paper history of the Harlem Line and assemble a museum of sorts – timetables, maps, tickets, photos, and news articles – digitize it, and put it...