Great History from Mark Tomlonson

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Highlights of Marc Tomlonson’s great days in NY Central History.

July 5, 1915 The New York Central sells the Nickel Plate to the van Swearingen brothers. NYC fears that because much of NKP’s track parallels NYC’s, NYC could be liable for prosecution under anti-trust laws. Read a great story on the Van Swearingen Brothers.

July 3, 1948 The New York Central issues a report that only 20 per cent of its long-distance passenger trains are diesel powered, but the number is expected to rise to 50% by year’s end. By August 1953, steam was out of Lines East. NY Central moved fast. May 2, 1957 Last steam locomotive operates on the New York Central as 2-8-2 Class H -7a 1977 drops its fires at Riverside Yard in Cincinnati.

June 30, 1908 Last day steam trains could legally operate south of the Harlem River in New York City.

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