• Harlem Ship Canal Realignment

  • Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.
Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by RedbirdR33
 
The Harlem Ship Canal was competed in June 1895. Does anyone know the date when the NYC tracks were routed through this new alignment rather then the old loop through 231 Street?

Thank you for any information.

Larry, RedbirdR33
  by CarterB
 
"Originally there was even a fourth joint station at Kingsbridge (230th St), after which this line made a large loop west around Marble Hill and a second loop around the point of rocks to reach Spuyten Duyvil. It was relocated in 1906 to run along the Harlem River Ship Canal (1895) via Marble Hill station and then through a narrow cut (once a tunnel). The whole line was rebuilt in 1905-1906 in connection with electrification, replacing all older stations."
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  by chnhrr
 
A similar topic was posted on February 2011(Tunnel-Marble Hill Cut Off). On the posting you will find a large photo from 1902 of the cofferdams being installed along the altered Harlem River for the track alignment of 1906.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 93&t=78914" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by RedbirdR33
 
Cater and CHNHRR: Thank you both for that information.

Larry,RedbirdR33