Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

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Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Postby scoostraw » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:31 pm

I'm familiar with how in March of 1972 Penn Central abruptly ended Chatham passenger service in the middle of the day, stranding passengers returning from NY at Dover Plains (MTA territory).

What I'm curious about is - does anyone here know who the crew was that day? Did the railroad taxi them back to Chatham? How many passengers were on board? Anyone know any of the individuals involved - and how they managed to return to their stations of origin?

This is a much-talked-about event, but I have never seen these specifics described. It was most definitely a tragic and fateful day for the Harlem.
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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Postby Tommy Meehan » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:47 pm

I'll have to look this up but a discussion on another group -- which included several former Harlem Line railroaders -- provided the information, at least about the crew

I believe the crew was Chatham-based and were returned by taxi but I'll have to check.
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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Postby scoostraw » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:22 pm

Tommy Meehan wrote:I'll have to look this up but a discussion on another group -- which included several former Harlem Line railroaders -- provided the information, at least about the crew

I believe the crew was Chatham-based and were returned by taxi but I'll have to check.

That would be great Tommy. Yes it would make sense that they were Chatham based.
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