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|The Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad ran from Hawleyville to Litchfield in Connecticut. It was owned by the New Haven Railroad and went out of business in the 1940's. The path of the railroad can still be seen.||10/05/2005||951|
|Photo taken over the target, 3 Nov '44, daylight raid by American B-29s based in India. Note the roundhouse & turntable, camouflaged factory/industrial roofs, old bomb craters, rolling stock in the yard. Note also the roof of the roundhouse - some light, some dark - evidence of patchwork from past raids. Also, note the shadow on the outer edge of the roundhouse. You can see where sunlight has s...||03/03/2007||834|
|A derailment in February, 2006, pointed out the importance of railroad bridges to Montreal. Montreal is an island and has six railroad bridges that carry freight, commuters and long distance passengers. ||02/28/2006||671|
|5 September 1944 |
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 430+ B-17s and B-24s, with fighter escort, attack communications targets in Hungary and N Italy to impede the withdrawal from the lower Balkans and to disrupt railroad communications in N Italy; targets hit are 2 railroad bridges at Budapest and 1 each at Szolnok and Szob, Hungary and a railroad bridge at Ferrara, Ital...
|Two railroad bridges of railroad from Haifa to Damasc near the Hamat Gader.||12/12/2006||610|
|US 40th Photo Recon Squadron took this post-raid shot. The roundhouse, which had survived repeated bombing up to that point, was never the same. Only about half of the roundhouse was rebuilt.|
|New York Central Harlem Division. This railroad is operated as far north as Wassaic by Metro North Railroad. The New York & Harlem Railroad Company, founded in 1831, is responsible for $7.8 million in (redeemable in gold) 3 Ĺ bonds due in the year 2043. These bonds are legally secured by the 127-mile right-of-way from New York City to Chatham AND by GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL! Currently, these borr...||10/06/2005||1,269|
|5 June 1944 |
On this mission Lt. Colonel Hawes took his turn at missing a railroad bridge. The primary target was a railroad bridge at Borgo Val di Tare on the East side of the Apennines. This target was obscured by built-up cumulus clouds. After making three unsuccessful attempts to locate the target, the Group flew across to the west side of the Apennines to attack the First Al...
|Webb's Wilderness Railroad opened up the Adirondack wilderness. Although educated as a physician, William Seward Webb built two hundred miles of railroad and opened up the Adirondack wilderness where others had failed. New York Central Railroad tracks reached into the Adirondacks. See where the tracks went!||10/07/2005||912|
|Beautiful image near Prague...I feel like an old railroad man.||11/09/2005||534|
|The Ford Motor Company was Green Island's (upstate New York) largest employer from 1923, when Henry Ford opened a plant in Green Island, until 1988, when the plant closed.|
While rail service to this plant was furnished by the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, there was a connection to the Troy & Schenectady branch of the New York Central Railroad.
This is a pictorial "tr...
|The Troy & Schenectady Railroad was part of the original New York Central organized in 1853. It is now abandoned and is a bike path. Ride the route of the T&S and see where it went.||09/24/2005||1,704|