Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Lackawanna484
I decided to create a new thread for this info from the 1910 Official Guide. Back then, the NYC and New Haven still used a lot of heritage protocols from older companies for train numbering.

Boston & Albany lines: Odd # outbound from Boston, Even # inbound
(also true of B&A branch lines: toward Boston was even)

Putnam line: Odd # outbound to Carmel

Harlem line: Odd # outbound to Chatham

Carthage line: Even # Utica - Carthage (nb), Odd # Carthage to Utica

Niagara Falls Line: Odd # Buffalo to Rochester. Even # Roch to Buff

Falls Road Line: Odd # Rochester to Niagara Falls, Even # NF to Roch

(Note these lines are roughly parallel)

West Shore: Odd # wb /nb to Albany

New Haven Lines

Berkshire Line: Even # NY to Pisttsfield, Od # Pitts to NYC

Shore Line: Even # NY to Boston, odd # Bos to NY

  by UpperHarlemLine4ever
Thank you Lakawanna for the information. Hope DutchRailNut reads this.

  by DutchRailnut
yes and like I said before this is how current numbering goes and it was same as NYC/PC/CR.
after 16 years of running trains on 4 lines and 3 branches I do know what directions they go.