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Monroe Library Hosting Talk On Trains In The Early 20th Century

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will be hosting a discussion on the electric locomotives that ran on the New Haven line June 22.
The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will be hosting a discussion on the electric locomotives that ran on the New Haven line June 22. Photo Credit: Google Street View

MONROE Conn. -- The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is hosting a lecture on the development of electric locomotives at New Haven Railroad after the turn of the 20th century on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will feature Rick Abramson, who will discuss the electric locomotives that ran on the New Haven line from 1904 to 1968, when NHRR merged with Penn Central.

Abramson began his career at New Haven Railroad in 1968, and would go on to become superintendent of operations at Housatonic Railroad before his retirement in 2012.

He is also a model train enthusiast.

Registration for the event is required. To sign up, call 203-452-2852 or click here.

The library is located at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

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