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A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by Aa3rt
 
As a young Coast Guardsman in the mid-1970's, I was stationed on a cutter homeported at Governors Island in New York. Governors Island is in the East River between the southern tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn. I used to enjoy going up to the ship's flying bridge and watching the activity of the New York Dock Railway in Brooklyn through the large binoculars.

I knew that there were extensive railway lines serving the New York harbor area at one time but never realized how extensive they were until I was directed to this website. Those of you with an interest in industrial and switching lines will, hopefully, find this website as fascinating as I have.

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/IndustrialLocos.html
  by Otto Vondrak
 
It's no wonder people are interested in New York's waterfront railroads!

- Hoboken Shore

- New York Dock

- Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

- Harlem Transfer (DL&W)

- CNJ's Bronx Terminal

- Carfloats operated by LIRR, PRR, NYC, NH, LV, CNJ, Erie, DLW, B&O, RDG... who'd I leave out?

Yes, New York Harbor was once a very busy place!

-otto-
  by Aa3rt
 
Here's a more contemporary view of what's left of Brooklyn's waterfront railroads from Kevin Walsh's "Forgotten New York" website:

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/SUBWAYS/Sou ... front.html