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THE NEW HAVEN RAILROAD-Route of The Shoreliners
General Operations of the New Haven Railroad
Shoreliner Service Route
Evolution of the New Haven Railroad
General Operations

This page covers the general operational aspects of the railroad, such as signal systems, train operations, The evolution of the two divisional structure of the New Haven will also be covered.

Snapshot of the New Haven Railroad. The following is a 1956 snapshot of the New York,New Haven & Hartford Railroad and roughly covers the railroad's final years of existence as well: Mileage: 1769.Locomotives:448;73 electric,340 diesels of which 195 were road haul and 145 switchers. The railroad had 7931 freight cars at the time. For passenger work, the New Haven had 1500 passenger cars available, of which 152 were electric multiple unit, 40 Budd Rail Diesel cars, 7p trailers and the rest locomotive hauled cars. In addition, there were 803 miscellaneous pieces of equipment available for company service. Much of this equipment survived to see Penn Central, although the Alco DL109 locomotives had long since been replaced by the 60 EMD FL9 dualmode diesel locomotives.
OPERATING DIVISIONS- In its final years, the New Haven Railroad was divided into two operating divisions, New Haven and Boston. basically, the New Haven Division covered the portions of the railroad between New Haven, Pittsfield, Maybrook, and New York-Grand Central.Through trains to and from Washington and the south used Pennsylvania station in New York, while all other New Haven trains use Grand Central Terminal. The Boston Division covered the balance of the Railroad between New Haven, Worcester,Fitchburg, Lawrence, and Boston, MA
The Boston Division featured a set of commuter lines out of Boston's South Station At New Haven, Cedar Hill was the major freight clasification Yard.

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