The Northeast Corridor

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The Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington is perhaps the single most significant stretch of railroad in the country, connecting dozens of cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. The line carries thousands of passengers daily on a mix of long-distance, regional, and commuter trains. Before it emerged as a vital stretch of railway, some of the earliest railroads in America created a foundation for the future corridor. They constructed a patchwork of lines that laid the groundwork for the Northeast Corridor of today, which later formed integral portions of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The impact of this line is still felt in the many communities that developed along the tracks. While the Northeast Corridor continues to evolve, it remains as relevant as it was when the original developers conceived the rail link nearly two centuries ago.
ISBN: 9781467105583
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 187
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Todd DeFeo has studied railroads since growing up alongside the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey. He is editor of and founder of The DeFeo Groupe. The images that help make up the visual history in this book come from some of the many libraries, museums, and organizations dedicated to preserving railroad history, the archives of, and the author’s collection.
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