Thanks for the compliments but the layout needs to get finished first and that might be some time before the overhead wire gets strung. I would love to model some triangular sections but we'll see about that. For the time being I'm enjoying the incremental steps and all that I've learned about the amazing NYNH&H from the NHRHTA members and researching on my own.
The model (caricature) is half the scale length of the actual bridge and I've simplified the the catenary bridge connection details to the stone piers even from the drawings to save some time. The catenary bridges are half the scale distance apart as the actual as I'm using the Model Memories prototype layout.
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I ride the New Haven line every workday in brand new commuter cars and under and over infrastructure that is over 100 years old. Every trip is a time machine for me. Most likely everyone else on the train is completely oblivious to the the history surround them. I get on at Harrison, pass historic Mamaroneck Station, SS22 at New Rochelle Junction and the Branch, then on thru to the Woodlawn flyover, thru Mott Haven, over the river lift bridge onto the Park Ave viaduct, then under Park Ave and into one if the best remaining RR terminals in the country if not the world, Grand Central. Then the reverse home at the end if my day. What could be a better way to start and end the day? Starting and ending the day at Riverside and crossing over the Cos Cob Bridge.
I wanted to add that there are still even a few sidings along the southbound route. One a double track siding servicing a lumber yard in the Bronx and a long single track siding in Mamaroneck service a few businesses, one receives plastic pellet hoppers.