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Much of this equipment survived to see Penn Central, although the Alco DL109 locomotives had long since been replaced by the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.