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NYW&B train near Quaker Ridge

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...

NYW&B Stillwell ©Otto Vondrak

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.

Sponsors

New Rochelle Public Library

Railfan & Railroad Magazine

Emily Moser - iridetheharlemline.com

PTSI Transportation Consultants

Daniel Rosen

 

Participating Organizations

Office of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

Friends of the Highbrook High Line

New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association

Urban Transit Club

 

Presenters

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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