PC1100 wrote:Noel, thanks for the response! Very interesting about the yardmaster duties. Any recollection as to whether there were any gatemen or ushers at New Haven?
I don't know what the job title was but at one time at the bottom of every stairway in the tunnel under the tracks there were
train boards that held signs indicating the time the train would depart, the destination of the train and most of the stops.
I liberated a couple of those signs many years ago when the jobs were abolished which took place under the New Haven long
before the Penn Central takeover. They even had signs for the Cape Cod trains, the State of Maine and the trains to
Montreal and B & M points beyond Springfield. The other way there were also signs for trains headed to Philadelphia and
Washington. New Haven also had red caps at one time.