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New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway

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NYW&B train at East 3rd Street.

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Overview

The New York, Westchester, & Boston Railway was a short-lived interurban system that operated from 1912 to 1937, between terminals at 133rd St. at the Harlem River in the Bronx, and Port Chester and White Plains in Westchester County. Its principal interchange to the subway was at the large East 180th St. station of the IRT. In 1940, after the line was shut down, the city bought the section between E. 180th and the city line, which is now operated as the Dyre Avenue branch of the IRT #5 line. The Westchester County portions have been reclaimed, by man or by nature. Very few traces of the right of way or structures exist.

Photo Gallery


Image 18929
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: East 3rd Street

Image 76437
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Harlem River Terminal/133rd Street

Image 76438
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Harlem River Terminal/133rd Street

Image 76439
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Port Chester

Image 76440
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Harlem River Terminal/133rd Street

Image 76442
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Lincoln Avenue

Image 76445
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: East 3rd Street

Image 76448
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Harlem River Terminal/133rd Street

Image 76450
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Hutchinson River Viaduct

Image 76451
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: East 3rd Street

Image 76452
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: North Street

Image 76454
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Port Chester

Image 76455
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Port Chester

Image 76456
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Port Chester

Image 76457
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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Port Chester


More Images: 1-26

Articles

New York, Westchester, and Boston Remains
A photo tour of NYW&B modern-day remains.

Related Documents

Franchise History of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
An Account of the Franchise history of This New Single-Phase Suburban Railway, of the Territory Which It Serves, of Its Relation to Previously Established Transit Lines, of the Character of Train Service Which It Gives and of the Method of Fare Collection. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 21, May 25, 1912. 8 illustrations.

Construction of the New High Speed Electric Line of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
Construction of the New York, New Haven, & Hartford New High Speed Electric Line Running North from New York City. Railway Age Gazette, June 7, 1912. 10 illustrations.

New Steel Cars for the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
These Cars Have Many Interesting Constructional and Equipment Features, Including Pressed-Steel, Unit-Side Frames to Carry Most of the Weight, Heat Insulation Means, Air-Operated Doors and Straight, Single-Phase, Multiple-Unit Control. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 13, March 30, 1912. 6 illustrations.

Track and Stations of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
A Description of the Permanent Way and Structures of This New Suburban Railway - All Buildings Are Designed in Accordance with a Harmonious Architectural Scheme - The Roadbed is Most Substantial in Character. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 23, June 8, 1912. 14 illustrations.

Energy Distribution on the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
A Description of the Overhead Line Construction on the Latest Single-Phase Electrification - Writing and Supporting Structures of the Latest Approved Design - One Section is Equipped with a New Type of Catenary. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 24, June 15, 1912. 10 illustrations.

The Signal System of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
A Description of the Automatic Block Signals Installed on a High-Speed Electric Railway Using Alternating Propulsion Current. An Account of the Interlocking Plants and of the Telephone System is Included. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XL, No. 3, July 20, 1912. 5 illustrations.

Repair Shop of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway (1912)
A Description of the Building and Equipment Installed for the Maintenance of High-Speed Suburban Cars of Unusually Large Size and Constructed of Steel Throughout. Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XL, No. 23, December 14, 1912.









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