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?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Train travel to the west and south from Manhattan was via ferry across the Hudson River prior to the building during the first decade of the 20th century of tunnels under the river for Pennsylvania Station.

2/20/2014 9:57 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Allan Sacks"

How would people living in the vicinity of Albany, New York travel to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia? Would they take a train to Manhattan or Jersey City first and then head west, or was there a more direct route?

2/20/2014 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try the Official Guide of the Railways. An 1877 edition is available on DVD.

2/20/2014 12:59 PM  

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