Harlem River Branch Pictures

Statkowski
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4:42 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #1

Just received the following scan from Albert Brecken:

NHRR NEWS  HRB 1910.jpg Naugatuck Station?
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8:15 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #2

Dodd has another photo of the same building labeled as Naugatuck Depot at this URL:
http://www.ctdigitalarchive.org/islando ... fset%5D=13

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8:17 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #3

Vandibe wrote:Dodd has another photo of the same building labeled as Naugatuck Depot at this URL:
http://www.ctdigitalarchive.org/islando ... fset%5D=13

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Correction: New Haven Depot, Naugatuck, CT


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8:47 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #4

Okay, so it's Naugatuck, Connecticut.  So why would they include that in a collection of Harlem River Branch locales?  The more one studies the New Haven Railroad, the more confused one gets.
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8:49 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #5

Oh, great point. That didn’t even register with me....I thought you were pointing out the discrepancy between ”Station” and “Depot”.

That is weird...

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8:51 AM - Jun 05, 2018 #6

Because the caption is “The Railway Beautiful”. Harlem River Branch is not the point.


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10:20 AM - Jun 05, 2018 #7

Thanks for the memories. Grew up on the Harlem River Branch.  After it’s closing the Pelham Manor Station became the site of a layout maintained by a group of local hobbiests.  They opened to the public, a pre-teenager named Jim M., on Saturdays.  The New York State Turnpike now covers the site.  Jim 

How can I bet a copy of this scan.  Thanks 
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11:23 PM - Jun 05, 2018 #8

If you click on the picture it'll pop up separately and you'll be able to save a copy of it.

You'll note there's no trace of the El trackage on the picture of the Westchester Avenue station, nor any Hell Gate Bridge viaduct with the Port Morris picture.  Due to the platform curve, I'd say the platforms shown are for the Westchester Avenue station.  To the right of the platforms, which are looking west, there used to be a park, or pool.  At the end of the platforms on the left used to be S.S. 6, a Controlled Manual Block signal station, removed when automatic signals were installed.

When Hell Gate Bridge was opened up, the eastward platform was moved over, to the right.  The track numbers were originally 6-5-4-2-1-3, but with the bridge opening and S.S. 8, West Farms Junction being rearranged, the track numbers then became 6-5-4-3-2-1 (6 & 5 for freight, 4 & 3 for Hell Gate Bridge, and 2 & 1 for Harlem River local service).
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