Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, and more. . .

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In December of 1917, the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, in common with all important railroads, was taken over by the government as a World War Measure. Telegrahing Director General of Railroads, W.C. McAdoo, Lewis A. Riley, president of the L & H, said, “This company will make every effort to promote efficiency in moving traffic and will cooperate in every way so as to bring this war to a successful conclusion”.

There were troop movements, the guarding of bridges, and Liberty Bond compaigns to which both company and its employees subscribed.