Very interesting information here. Correct me if I'm wrong, but to sum it up in the late NYC era JNDO brought cars destined for Harlem customers up (from either 30th St. or 72nd St. Yard) to NWP and Brewster, which were then delivered to the customers by the White Plains or Brewster Traveling Switcher. After JNDO was abolished, WP-1 brought cars up to White Plains for interchange with the JN-1 (and later WNDA-1). Is this correct?
Backshophoss wrote:After Chatham-Wassaic was ripped out,WP-1 would bring JN-2's cars up from Oak Point/Port Morris to North White Plains yard to swap cars.
This is where I'm a bit confused. Lou Grogan's book (Page 323) infers that by 1974 PC had stopped routing Harlem freight through Chatham (apparently it was all coming out of 72nd St.). Freight service north of Millerton was terminated in March of 1976, and I have any old CR General Order showing that the block limit station "DYKE" (presumably for freight to serve the Upper Harlem out of Danbury) went into service April 25, 1976. Was this the point when the interchange between WP-1 and JN-1 ended and WNDA-1 began handling all the freight north of NWP out of Danbury? Did any freight interchange for cars destined north of White Plains (between WP-1 - later WNOP-1 - and WNDA-1) continue at NWP until 1992?
Bringing it back to the NYC era, how was freight handled from Chatham to points south of Brewster? Did the Chatham-Put Jct. Traveling Switcher bring it down and interchange there with the Put Jct.-White Plains Switcher?
Please pardon my lack of knowledge on this. I realize that this is all decades ago at this point, and most of this work occurred at night, but it is very fascinating, especially in light of todays almost complete lack of freight on the Harlem!