Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

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Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Post by scoostraw » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:56 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?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:33 pm

You may find better answers in PENN Central forum since this happened far far before Metro North was created.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Post by scoostraw » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:10 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:You may find better answers in PENN Central forum since this happened far far before Metro North was created.
Roger that Dutch. I'll give it a shot. (This event kind of spans the two eras)

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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:18 pm

nope after Penn Central next was Conrail, because Metro North was created on Jan 1st 1983.
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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Post by scoostraw » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:29 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:nope after Penn Central next was Conrail, because Metro North was created on Jan 1st 1983.
I know. But the trains from Dover Plains were operated under contract with MTA correct?

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Re: Last Passenger Train on the Upper Harlem?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:31 pm

they were funded by taxpayers via MTA , but your question is beyond Dover Plains and beyond MTA district.
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