Historic Pelham

Presenting the rich history of Pelham, NY in Westchester County: current historical research, descriptions of how to research Pelham history online and genealogy discussions of Pelham families.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yesterday Was the 100th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Regular Electric Rail Service to Pelham

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the commencement of regular electric rail service to Pelham. According to a press release issued by the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association, Inc.:

"On July 24, 1907, the first regularly scheduled all electric service, utilizing the new overhead catenary wires, began on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad between Grand Central and New Rochelle.

After nearly six decades, the steam locomotives were gone. In 1907, use of AC overhead electric power was a bold -new innovation Today it stiff provides reliable service to commuters from Pelham. The first New Haven electric trains were pulled by little boxcab electric engine, later succeeded by multiple-unit electrically powered pasenger coaches."

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