People Who Worked on The Westchester
Sometimes we forget that it takes people to make the railroad run. Unfortunately, only a few photos have surfaced over the years of employees. These pictures are from the late Donald Engel, whose father was a NYW&B conductor, and shared with us through a private collection. The employee names came from whatever was written on the backs of the originals.
We don't know what the occasion is for this gathering on the tracks, yet here we find Motorman Kelly, Conductor Black, and McSweeny at Heathcote.
Bracken and Conductor Black at Heathcote.
M. Reynolds and Motorman McSweeny pause at a deserted White Plains Terminal.
M. Reynolds and Conductor C. Bracken at White Plains Terminal.
LEFT: Motorman McSweeny poses with his train at White Plains. RIGHT: At Harlem River Terminal Motorman Jim Lahey poses with his train. If you have a copy of "New York, Westchester & Boston Railway Company: 1906-1946," this is the unidentified motorman on page 82.
Pete Mickin at Harlem River Terminal.
An unidentified freight crew working on engine 701 in White Plains Yard in 1936.