Thursday, February 20, 2014

New York City Train Travel

From: "Allan Sacks"

The Railroads and the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 page includes a time table for the Ft. Wayne & Pennsylvania R.R. Line that shows a daily express traveling east arriving in Philadelphia at 3:30 PM and arriving in New York at 6:45 PM. I thought that before Penn Station was completed in New York in 1910, there was no tunnel under the Hudson River for trains to travel between New Jersey and New York. Did the trains from the west in 1876 only go as far east as Jersey City or was there some other route into New York City? Likewise how did people in New York travel to Philadelphia?