Boston & Providence vs the Shoreline

nhtwo
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nhtwo
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 5:40 am

December 15th, 2007, 12:17 am #1

Not to open up a can of worms about this,but here goes.
I have in my timetable collection two original
timetables,one from December 23,1888 the other is from April 7,1889
The one from 1888 is green and it says LOCAL TIME TABLE and they have it listed by division
The SHORE LINE DIVISION New York to New London.
The one from 1889 is red and says SHORE LINE ALL RAIL ROUTE TO BOSTON.
On the inside it describes the route.
(this is only the first paragraph)
The "Shore Line is the descriptive title of the railroad line between New York and Boston that, immediately after leaving New York City,enters upon a route skirting the northern shores of Long Island Sound for their entire length,including the coastline of southeastern New York State and the whole of that of Connecticut,and traversing the narrow territory of the State of Rhode Island,enters Boston via the city of Providence,and the Providence Division of the Old Colony Railroad.
There is also a map showing the route from New York to Boston.

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pe lynch
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December 15th, 2007, 8:51 am #2

The reason for the different heading on the two TTs is that it was not until 1889 that the Thames River between Groton and New London was bridged. Then the Shore Line became a continuous rail route NYC-BOS.
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