Black and white photograph of a locomotive, possibly belonging to New York Central Railroad, possibly numbered 4638, pulling multiple passenger cars. The train is poised at a midsized station in an urban setting.
The New York Central Railroad operated from 1853 - 1968 when it merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad and shortly thereafter filed for bankruptcy. In the aftermath of the bankruptcy filing, the company’s assets were broken up and redistributed through successive restructurings. The New York Central system served most of the northeastern United States, including but not limited to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts.