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A Yankee Clipper promotional book, circa 1930.

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The New Haven Railroad's "Yankee Clipper" headed by Engine No. 1396 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute through Forest Hills, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1934.   ["Yankee Clipper" in Forest Hills, Mass], photograph, June 11, 1934; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28917/: accessed June 13, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.

The New Haven Railroad Yankee Clipper.

The Yankee Clipper

The "Yankee Clipper" was a New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad passenger train operating between Boston and New York on a 4-hour and 45-minute schedule. This All-Pullman train was comprised of a Club car, two Parlor cars, Dining car, and Sun Parlor Observation car. The "Yankee Clipper" rolled over the New Haven's main line rails - between Grand Central station (New York) and Back Bay, South Station (Boston) - a rail distance of 229.5 miles - at an average speed of 51 miles per hour. This was an excellent schedule for the era.

The premier New York-Boston passenger train was the Merchants Limited, leaving Grand Central and South Station at 5 PM. Also prominent was the Yankee Clipper, with 1 PM departures. For many years these trains carried no coaches; only parlor cars and dining and lounge cars.

See also:

New Haven Railroad

Merchants Limited

Shore Line Steam Locomotive

Named Passenger Trains