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New Haven Railroad passenger trains

By | September 9, 2021

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a diesel passenger train
Chesapeake and Ohio
Merchants Limited

Alco DL109s with New York–Boston Merchants Limited at East Haven, Conn., mid-1947.
T. J. Donahue

Chesapeake and Ohio
passengers boarding a passenger car
Train 365

New Haven–New York train 365 at Darien, Conn., July 1947.
NH

passengers boarding a passenger car
a streamlined locomotive
Bay State

I-5 4-6-4 No. 1402 with New York–Boston Bay State February 1948.
Classic Trains coll.

a streamlined locomotive
people sitting in a coach car
Roger Williams
Interior of all-coach Rail Diesel Car train Roger Williams, built February 1957.
Budd Co.
people sitting in a coach car
a diesel passenger train
Senator

Alco PA diesels with Boston–Washington Senator at Stony Creek, Conn., March 1957.
Thomas J. McNamara

a diesel passenger train
a steam passenger train
East Wind

Pacific 1384 with consist of Washington, D.C.–Portland, Maine, East Wind at North Grosvenordale, Conn., June 15, 1940 (first revenue run: June 21, 1940).
L. Water

a steam passenger train
a steam passenger train rounding a curve on a winter day
Naugatuck local

Pacific 1017 with Waterbury–Bridgeport local at Beacon Falls, Conn., on the Naugatuck Branch, December 1947.
Kent W. Cochrane

a steam passenger train rounding a curve on a winter day
a diesel passenger train
Murray Hill

FL9 diesels with New York–Boston Murray Hill carrying leased Santa Fe RPO car at New Haven, November 1968.
W. L. Gwyer

a diesel passenger train
a diesel passenger train
William Penn

Alco DL109 diesels with New York–Boston William Penn at Pine Orchard, Conn., February 1948.
John P. Ahrens

a diesel passenger train
a streamline passenger train
Yankee Clipper

I-5 4-6-4 1400 with Boston–New York Yankee Clipper on the Shore Line between New London and Old Saybrook, Conn., late 1940s.
Kent W. Cochrane

a streamline passenger train
a diesel passenger train by a junction
Berkshire Express

Alco RS2 0504 with Pittsfield, Mass.–New York Berkshire Express at Berkshire Junction, late 1940s.
Lee Beaujon

a diesel passenger train by a junction
a passenger train
M.U. suburban train

Grand Central Terminal–bound M.U. train at Woodlawn Junction, N.Y., where NH trains entered New York Central trackage and changed from catenary to third rail power, 1952.
Frank W. Schlegel

a passenger train
a diesel passenger train at a train station
East Wind

Alco DL109 coupling to Portland, Maine–Washington, D.C, East Wind at Worcester (Mass.) Union Station after train arrived with a Boston & Maine locomotive; last car of Washington–Portland East Wind is in background. August 1949.
Philip R. Hastings

a diesel passenger train at a train station
a steam passenger train
Train 136

Pacific 1341 with Waterbury, Conn.–Boston train 136 departing Waterbury at 4:55 p.m., circa late 1940s.
Kent W. Cochrane

a steam passenger train
a diesel passenger train crossing a bridge on a snowy day
Hell Gate

FL9s with Boston–New York (Penn Station) Hell Gate crossing Hell Gate Bridge during blizzard of Feb. 7, 1967.
Allan H. Roberts

a diesel passenger train crossing a bridge on a snowy day
a diesel passenger train
John Quincy Adams

Lightweight Talgo train John Quincy Adams, powered by Fairbanks-Morse P12-42 “Speed Merchant” diesels, one at each end; built 1957, removed from service 1958.
Fairbanks-Morse

a diesel passenger train
an electric passenger train
Gulf Coast Limited

EP-4 electric with Boston–Florida Gulf Coast Limited approaching Stamford, Conn., circa late 1930s/early 1940s.
J. D. Bennett

an electric passenger train
people boarding a passenger train
Rail Diesel Cars

Two trains of Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs) at Woods Hole, Mass., summer 1957.
Brian J. Cudahy

people boarding a passenger train
an electric train with buildings in the background
Colonial

EP-5 electric 373 with Boston–Washington Colonial about to enter East River tunnel at Sunnyside Yard, Queens, New York, 1955.
James G. La Vake

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
an electric train with buildings in the background
a streamlined passenger train
Comet

Comet lightweight train (bidirectional, aluminum construction, diesel-powered, articulated), built for Boston–Providence service 1935, retired 1951.
Kent W. Cochrane

a streamlined passenger train

 

All through September 2021, Classic Trains is celebrating the verve, grit, and glamour that was the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Please enjoy this image gallery of New Haven passenger trains selected from Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library and first published in February 2020.

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