Poughkeepsie Bridge Route

Poughkeepsie Bridge Route

Poughkeepsie Bridge Route

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The Poughkeepsie Bridge Route was a passenger train route from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts, via Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It specifically avoided New York City, due to the lack of a direct crossing in that area, instead passing over the Poughkeepsie Bridge at Poughkeepsie, New York. Another selling point was its Boston terminus at North Station, allowing a direct transfer to Boston and Maine Railroad lines to the north.

The Federal Express later used a similar route for several years in the 1910's, but ran via Trenton, New Jersey and New Haven, Connecticut.

The route used the following companies' lines:
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