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Date: 02/14/20 08:47
New York Central West Side Line NY City 1937
Author: restricted_speed

There is some incredible color footage on youtube of NY City which was shot mostly in 1937 I believe.

Attached is a short clip taken from the West Side Highway which includes a southbound (eastbound) New York Central train.

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Date: 02/15/20 10:27
Re: New York Central West Side Line NY City 1937
Author: californiarails

Looks right around 125th St. with the Riverside Viaduct just behind the billboards. What type of motor is up front?

Jonathan



Date: 02/15/20 10:31
Re: New York Central West Side Line NY City 1937
Author: restricted_speed

I'm not sure what kind of motor that is.  Didn't they use some unique power for freight?

I'm curious about the train - are those express reefers?  Is this possibly a mail train?



Date: 02/15/20 18:27
Re: New York Central West Side Line NY City 1937
Author: californiarails

It appears to be a milk or mail train to 30th St Station. I wasn't sure if the west side line ever used a third rail until Amtrak took over the empire connection. The motor up front sure looks like one of the NYCRR third rail pickup R-2. Could also be an oil-electric DES-3.



Date: 02/16/20 07:02
Re: New York Central West Side Line NY City 1937
Author: restricted_speed

Ok milk and mail.  That makes sense and the cars also would be right.

Was this where the Rutland Milk was routed off of the Harlem?



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