An important division

within the New York Central system

was the Marine Department at New York.

In 1921, for example, it employed 1,500 men

and boasted 308 pieces of “floating stock”

(as opposed to rolling stock)

to handle the enormous traffic

to, from, and within the Metropolitan region.


(All articles by Thomas Flagg)

1 – Overview

2 – The Tugboat Fleet

Click here for NYCS Marine Department Part 1 & 2

3 – Terminal Facilities

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4 – The Unpowered Craft: Barges

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5 – The Marine Repair Shop

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6 – Ferry Service

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“fNew York Central No. 34” Oil-Electric Tugboat

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Complete roster

Click here for a complete roster of NYCS barges and some ferryboats