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The Electrification of the New Haven Railroad

Date/Time

Oct 17, 2018
02:00 PM until 03:00 PM

Description

This presentation will cover the pioneering, hi-voltage AC electrification of the New Haven Railroad (NHRR) from its initial installation in 1907 to where it is today. This will include the power generation, distribution and the            development of the NHRR's electric locomotives. The NHRR not only had to deal with its own power system, but also that of the New York Central which used DC over which the NH traveled on 12 miles to gain access to/from Grand Central Terminal.

Rick Abramson is a retired railroader with 44 years of service beginning with the New Haven Railroad in February 1968 and retiring as superintendent of operations for the Housatonic Railroad in September 2012. His career included the NHRR, Penn Central, Amtrak and several short-line railroads where he held many positions  including locomotive engineer.

Along with being a professional railroader, he also enjoys HO Scale model railroading and has an extensive HO scale New Haven Railroad layout -  complete with all the overhead wires.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Oliver Wolcott Library

Phone

860-567-8030

Contact name

Victoria Kiszka

Contact email

vkiszka@owlibrary.org

Region:

Litchfield

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