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New York Central Railroad


New York Central (Ghost of the Rails)


The New York Central circa 1943


New York Central Volume 1


The New York Central in "New York Calling" (1950)


New York Central Hudsons! Part 2

The New York Central Railroad was a railroad primarily operating in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St. Louis in the Midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. New York Central was headquartered in New York City's New York Central Building, adjacent to its largest station, Grand Central Terminal.
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  • Albany and Schenectady Railroad 

  • Utica and Schenectady Railroad 

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  • Auburn and Syracuse Railroad 

  • Buffalo and Rochester Railroad 

  • Schenectady and Troy Railroad 

  • Rochester, Lockport, and Niagara Falls Railroad 

  • Buffalo and Lockport Railroad 

  • Syracuse and Utica Direct Railroad 

  • 1853 company formation 

  • Erastus Corning years: 1853–1867 

  • Hudson River Railroad 

  • Vanderbilt years: 1867–1954 

  • Bypasses 

  • Trains 

  • New York to Chicago 

  • The ''Mercuries'' 

  • New York to St. Louis 

  • Other trains 

  • Decline 

  • Robert R. Young: 1954–1958 

  • Alfred E. Perlman: 1958–1968 

  • Merger with the Pennsylvania Railroad 

  • Penn Central: 1968–1976 

  • Conrail and CSX: 1976–present