Hudson Division- reduction of tracks?

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Mark1515

Hudson Division- reduction of tracks?

Post by Mark1515 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:37 pm

Does anyone know when the 3rd and 4th tracks were removed from the Hudson line, south of Poughkeepsie NY?

thor88

Post by thor88 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:35 am

They were never there in the first place.

It was a 2 track line that at a few points there was a 3rd "center siding" track and in others a 3rd and 4th track, but for all intent and purpose, it was a 2 track line with a few wide spots.

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Post by Noel Weaver » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:22 am

thor88 wrote:They were never there in the first place.

It was a 2 track line that at a few points there was a 3rd "center siding" track and in others a 3rd and 4th track, but for all intent and purpose, it was a 2 track line with a few wide spots.
This is NOT so, the Hudson was four tracks between GCT and FH, two
tracks FH and DV, four tracks DV to Signal Station 37 close to Peekskill, two tracks Signal Station 37 to Signal Station 43 near Manitou, four tracks Signal Staton 43 to Signal Station 60 which is the present location of CP-75 and the property line between Metro-North and CSX. From Signal Station 60 to Signal Station 71 at Barrytown there were three tracks and from Signal Station 71 to Signal Station 98 Rensselaer there were two tracks.
The line between CD and CP-40 Peekskill was reduced to three tracks and
the territory between CP-48 and Barrytown was reduced to two tracks
in the late 1950's and early 1960's by the New York Central.
The above information is from NYC employee timetables of the period.
Noel Weaver

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Post by Dieter » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:01 pm

That's the BEST DOCUMENTATION of that I've ever seen in a graph, Thanks Noel!

As Noel stated, and please note; the reduction of tracks occured under New York Central admin, NOT Penn Central. While we're at it, I also believe that Horseshoe Curve was reduced from four to three tracks under CONRAIL admin, NOT Penn Central, nor that of predecessor; the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Take comfort, guys; WE CAN'T BLAME PENN CENTRAL FOR ALL THE THINGS WE MIGHT WANT TO!!! :P

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