The New Haven was a compact giant! It dominated the transportation industry in southern New England. The NY, NH & H ran a lot of traffic over a relatively small number of route miles. A four track electrified main carried commuters to New York City. High speed iron along the “Shoreline” moved named trains, like the “Merchant’s Limited”, the “Senator” and “The Yankee Clipper” between Boston and New York. Freight moved from the west at Maybrook, via car floats in the city and via interchange with the Boston and Maine at Worcester, Mass.
The New Haven rostered a wide variety of motive power. We bring you passenger and freight electric motors; steam, from moguls and ten-wheelers, to heavy mountains and 2-10-2s, the fleet of pacifics and the handsome I-5/ You’ll also see ALCO classics like the DL109, PA, FA and RS units, joined by GP-9s, FL9s and more as we tour the main and branches of this great railroad.