New York Connecting Railroad Society, INC.

Welcome to the home of the New York Connecting Railroad Society. We expect to have more content available soon – we are working towards a site that contains accurate, interesting and informative content about the planning, design, construction, and use of the NY Connecting Railroad.

Read the New York Connecting Railroad Society 2005 Event Report by John McCluskey and Bill Russell.

The New York Connecting Railroad was incorporated on April 21, 1892 in the State of New York. It was granted a franchise to operate on February 14, 1907 by the Board of Rapid Transit Commissioners for the City of New York. The passenger side of the railroad was put into operation on April 1, 1917. The freight side didn’t start operations until January 17, 1918.

This website is both for the members of the NYCRS and others interested in the Connecting. The forums are available to all – however certain sections will only be available to members of the Society, and some only to the officers.

Feedback is an important part of running a website – please feel free to contact the webmaster either via the forums or via email.