Historic Documents

Historic Documents

"New" Empire State Express 1941 Brochure

On December 7th, 1941, the New York Central relaunched its flagship daylight train with two streamline trainsets with stainless steel coaches built by the Budd Company and two J3a 4-6-4 Hudson-class steam locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO).

New York Central Adirondack Area Timetable – July 1958

Empire Corridor High Speed Rail Project Brochure

NYSDOT brochure on the successful 1975-85 High Speed Rail Program funded by state bond acts that significantly reduced travel times and increased frequencies, leading to a substantial increase in ridership.


Articles on the Development of Intercity Passenger Rail in New York State

The Early Years of Railroading in Upstate NY


Cornelius Vanderbilt Builds a Railroad Empire