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NH 2669 U25B, 2451, 2454 C-425'S, 2685 U25B set of power for a freight to Cedar Hill Yard in New Haven. The large shop building in background was used to maintain the New Haven's fleet of 2-10-2's that ruled the Maybrook Line before the New Haven bought the FA-1's.

Photographed by Bruce Nelson, April, 1970.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Nelson, November 9, 2023.
Railroad: Penn Central.

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Amazing the personnel and infrastructure needed to support steam. The economics of diesel replacing steam must have overwhelming. Maybrook and Cedar Hill are almost mythical New Haven locations for most of us who did not venture beyond the Boston/Providence area and the Shore Line. The C-425s and U25Bs were exciting additions in the late New Haven era

Posted by Ron DeFilippo on 2023-11-10 07:24:23

Ron, in a similar vein, I wonder what would have become of Maybrook and the L&HR/EL traffic interchanged with the New Haven if the Hudson River bridge at Poughkeepsie had not been taken out of service due to the 1974 fire. Would this still be a freight route to/from southern New England?

Posted by John Barlow on 2023-11-10 07:53:40

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