From 1872 to 1969 the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad - known colloquially as the New Haven - hauled more passengers than any other line in the US. The railroads four-track electric main line across Hell Gate bridge into new York City carried millions of commuters and travellers. This paperback release of one of the best-selling Railroad Colour History is a definitive guide to New Haven, as well as a rich pictorial collection. In addition to a selection of New Haven print advertising featuring the famous Shore Line Route and the memorable orange, black, and white 'McGinnis' livery, there are 100 colour, 40 black and white archive photos, from the New Haven archives to complement this engaging history of almost a century of operations and motive power.
Peter Lynch has worked for the New Haven, Penn Central, Conrail, and Housatonic railroads. Currently employed as an engineering coordinator on Connecticut Department of Transportation rail projects, Lynch resides in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.