Metro-North: The history

This timeline traces the history of Metro-North.

The prelude

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1870s

The prelude

Commodore Vanderbilt buys the New York & Harlem Railroad. Before Metro-North, most track east of Hudson and New York was under New York Central line. Metro-North’s Harlem line was originally a combination of track from the Harlem Railroad, NY Railroad and Boston/Albany railroad.

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