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Digital Discussion – 188 Years of Commuter Railways: Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road

July 10, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free Online Discussion
Hudson Line, Courtesy of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Photo by Frank English

Covering over 1,300 miles of track combined, the Metro-North and Long Island Railroads connect millions of commuters to New York City every day. Starting in 1832, the evolution of these railroads through construction and mergers eventually resulted in two of the most-used commuter rail systems in the United States.

Join Museum Educator Sam Angelillo for a digital discussion on the fascinating history of two of New York City’s regional rails. Discover details of the mergers and companies that shaped them, and their ultimate importance in connecting New York City to its surrounding suburbs.


Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

Thank you for supporting the Transit Museum!

Photo: Hudson Line, Metro-North Railroad, Courtesy of Frank English.


July 10, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Online Discussion
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