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SmartCat Sundays: New York Central Company Manners History

Railfans are an interesting bunch – found within the group of us are all different types. Some like to ride trains and collect “rare mileage.” Others eschew riding the trains altogether so they can get that perfect photo of it. Some build their old memories in models, and others do...

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SmartCat, your guide to the Harlem Line History

Several years ago when I really started getting interested in the history of the Harlem Line, and began collecting old timetables and artifacts, I had the grand idea that I would create a “digital museum” for the line. Although I attempted it with the “Harlem Line Historical Archives,” the archives...

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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...

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1877 Newspaper Articles, The Death of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Articles from various newspapers, published on the 4th and 5th of January, 1877, after the death of Cornelius Vanderbilt. From the Evening Gazette, in Port Jervis, NY: From the Titusville Morning Herald: From the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern: An article describing the life and death of the Commodore took up several...

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