DERECO was the Norfolk and Western Railway's attempt to counter the Penn Central mergers possible effects on its freight business. Acquisition of the Delaware and Hudson and Erie Lackawanna allowed the N&W to enter the lucrative Northeast market. However, the PC's failure and an early season hurricane resulted in dissolution.
Includes two large Color photographs of Delaware & Hudson 4-6-6-4 Challengers. Also locomotives used in pool service appear in the book.
Contents:Troubled Railroads: Boston & Maine, Central New Jersey, Delaware & Hudson, Erie Lackawanna, Reading, pp. 5-17,Norfolk & Western, pp. 18-27,1968: First Year of DERECO, pp. 28-53,1969: The D&H and the EL Close Ranks, pp. 54-66,1970: Penn Central Melts Down, the N&W Re-evaluates DERECO, pp. 67-83,1971: The N&W and C&O Cancel Merger Plans: Do-or-Die for DERECO, pp. 84-104,1972: Nature Takes Out the Erie Lackawanna: The N&W Wants Out, pp. 105-126,Epilogue, pp. 127-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.