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New Haven RR Electric Locomotives and the Catenary that Powered Them
Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This program covers the reasons for the New Haven RR to electrify, the development and design of their electric locomotives and the overhead power supply system which was developed by the New Haven and Westinghouse.
Presenter: Rick Abramson began a 44 year railroad career beginning in February 1968 on the New York, New Haven & Hartford RR in Devon, CT and retired in September 2012 as Superintendent of Operations and Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers for The Housatonic Railroad in Canaan, CT. In those 44 years along with the New Haven and Housatonic, he worked in various capacities for Penn Central, Amtrak, Connecticut Central, NY Cross Harbor RR and the New York & Atlantic RR.
His big goal was to become a locomotive engineer which he eventually achieved. Along with working for the real railroad, he is also an avid modeler of the New Haven RR in HO scale. His layout has been featured in several magazines.