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PC: NYCR (fwd)
- Subject: PC: NYCR (fwd)
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 22:23:46 -0400
As info, from the PCRRHS mailbox. The New York Connecting Railroad was a PC
subsidiary and owned the Hell Gate Bridge route in New York City.
-------- Original Message --------
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:20:06 -0400
From: Bernard Ente <rs301 -AT- juno.com>
NEW YORK CONNECTING RAILROAD SOCIETY, INC
The New York Connecting Railroad Society (NYCR) was founded in 1993. The
Society's goal is to preserve the history and memory of this 10 mile
property that formed a vital link in the northeast rail network from
World War I to the present day.
The New York Connecting Railroad extends from Port Morris crossing in
the Bronx, just south of Oak Point Yard, to Fremont Tower at Fresh Pond
Junction in Glendale, Queens. A segment connects the route over the
mighty Hell Gate Bridge (East River Arch Bridge) to the Pennsylvania
Railroad's Sunnyside Yards in Long Island City. A branch extends from
Fresh Pond to Brooklyn, terminating at the 65th Street Float Bridges.
The NYCR was jointly owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New
Haven Railroad, and was operated exclusively by the latter. It is
currently utilized by CSX, Amtrak, New York & Atlantic Railway,
Providence and Worcester, Canadian Pacific, and LIRR.
April 23, 2004
_Announcement of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the New York Connecting
Railroad Society June 13, 2004_
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Location: New York & Atlantic Railway main gate: 68-01 Otto Road,
Glendale NY 11385
Time: 12:00 p.m.
This year's New York Connecting Railroad Society (NYCR) meeting will
take place at Fresh Pond Junction in Glendale, Queens County, New York,
on Sunday June 13th .
We will meet at the New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) facility at
68-01 Otto Road at 12 noon sharp.
Parking is available on the street along Otto Road. DO NOT drive or walk
inside the gate on to railroad property for any reason. We will meet at
the gate on public property.
The program will consist of a short tour of NYA facilities and
equipment, a look at the south end of the NYCR, and a track walk
northward on the NYCR. Our host will be Tom Beck, CSX Track Foreman. The
exact length of the walk is to be determined. We expect to walk as far
as Northern Blvd, a distance of about three miles.
Participants should come prepared with sturdy footwear, water, etc. If
the weather is adverse (e.g. excessive heat, rain) the walk will be
Upon our return to Fresh Pond, we will meet at a restaurant on nearby
Myrtle Avenue for an informal gathering. Society officers, including
President Henry Frick, will address the group concerning NYCRS business
and other subjects of interest.
We welcome you to join us for a day along the NYCR in Queens.
For more information please contact Activities Director Bernard Ente.
Participants must register in advance. Contact Bernard Ente at
rs301 -AT- juno.com or Box 780568 Maspeth, NY 11378.
This free event is limited to NYCR Society members.
_New members may join on June 13_. Dues are $15.00/year.
For directions to Fresh Pond Junction contact Bernard Ente.
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