My recollection is that when Twain and his family traveled from Hartford to Elmira for the summer, they would often take a train to New York City, spend a night or two, take a ferry across the river, and then continue to Elmira by train. So if that were the case, it would make sense to me that Twain would likely do something similar traveling from New Haven to Orange?
I'll try to locate where I read that and pass it along.
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From: "Scott Holmes" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 3:26:22 PM
Subject: The route from New Haven to Orange, NJ in 1884
Mark Twain and George Cable were in New Haven, CT November 5, 1884 then
Orange, NJ November 6. I assume they traveled by train. I cannot find
a route between the two places. In 1884, I can find only two methods
for a train to cross the Hudson River, the Maiden Lane Bridge at Albany
and the Communipaw Ferry, but the ferry does not seem to have any
connecting points with the New York New Haven railway line.
If there any railroad buffs on Twain-L, I'd appreciate help with this