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Digital Discussion – 188 Years of Commuter Railways: Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road
August 8, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree Online Discussion
Covering over 1,300 miles of track combined, Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road 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.
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Photo: Hudson Line, Metro-North Railroad, Courtesy of Frank English.