Welcome to the New York Central System Historical Society electronic archive.  This is the online catalog of The NYCSHS permanent archival and artifact collection.

NEW: A table of contents has been placed on the site.  The old browsing abilities can be found at the bottom of the Contents page:

The collection catalog is constantly being updated as new items are processed, sorted, and added by our volunteer staff. If you don't find an item that you're looking for, check back later to see if it has been added to our collection!  For example, as of 14 March 2022 we added another group of 6,500 pictures.

We have now enabled shopping on the site.  Please see the instructions for how to acquire a photograph here.

If you would like to join the New York Central System Historical Society, you can do that here.

Recently Added Items

detail at Harmon, NY

Showing the valve pilot arrangements on the new streamliner.


Tender for the streamlined "Commodore Vanderbilt"

Steam Passenger Train at West Albany, NY

Showing different views of the New York Central streamlined locomotive at West Albany Shops.