Irish Chieftain wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:51 pm
And the B&O line in Staten Island (especially the North Shore line) connected to the CNJ main in Cranford, going through Bayway, Linden and Roselle. (Still does.)
Incidentally, during the B&O, it was the SIRR. SIRT or SIRTOA is definitely a NYCTA/MTA designation, dropped recently in favor of "Staten Island Railway" (SIR). See this forum for more on that...
Um, no, it was called "SIRT" before the North Shore Line and South Beach Branch lost passenger service, so not an MTA created name at all. MTA didn't take over the St. George to Tottenville line until 1971. See the attached link, and notice the "SIRT" referneces in the newspapers regarding the closure of the North Shore Line and South Beach branch - in 1953
. B&O ran what was left with some city subsidies provided from 1953 until 1971 when the MTA took over, with B&O retaining freight traffic rights.
GE, not EMD, makes the best locomotives now; has for over 30 years. Get over it.