Join us on July 14 to Celebrate the Centennial
of America's Finest Suburban Railway!
The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway (NYW&B) opened to the public on May 29, 1912, stretching 21 miles from White Plains in suburban Westchester County to Harlem River Terminal in the Bronx. For twenty five years, "The Westchester" carried the faithful in growing numbers until the economic realities of the 1930s caught up with the railroad that was built ahead of its time. The NYW&B passed into the history books on the last day of 1937, but the last chapter of this storied line has yet to be told...
Thanks to the New Rochelle Public Library
The NYW&B Centennial Celebration took place in the Ossie Davis Theatre and Meeting Room at the New Rochelle Public Library. We also placed a special exhibit of photographs from the railroad in the lobby of the library.
New Rochelle Public Library
Railfan & Railroad Magazine
Emily Moser - iridetheharlemline.com
PTSI Transportation Consultants
Office of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Friends of the Highbrook High Line
New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association
Urban Transit Club
Chris Iorillo - The Westchester In Color
Michael Weinman - Innovations of the NYW&B
Otto Vondrak - The People of the NYW&B
Roger Wines - The End and the Aftermath
NYW&B Bus Tour
The bus tour was approximately three hours long, and allowed us to briefly visit some of the more interesting sites remaining along the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway in Westchester County. We departed from the New Rochelle Public Library at 3:00pm, and we were able to visit to Larchmont Gardens, Ridgeway, Heathcote, Quaker Ridge, and East Third Street before returning.
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