The Central New Jersey was built around the anthracite traffic it originated in the coalfields of Pennsylvania. By the postwar years, this traffic had dried up and CNJ was struggling.
Author Mike Bednar lived in the Lehigh River valley area all his life and shares his recollections and the late history of CNJ's Pennsylvania Division in this all-color book.
Foreword, pg. 4;
CNJ Diesel Roster, pg. 5;
The Modernization Era 1950-1955, pp. 6-17;
Boom Times to a Fight for Survival: September 1955 - October 1965, pp. 18-47;
Trimming the Fat: November 1965 - April 1970, pp. 48-70;
Lean and Mean: April 1970 - December 1971, pp. 71-98;
The Stepchild: January 1972 - March 1972, pp. 99-112;
A Sad Goodbye, March 31, 1972, pp. 113-117;
Epilogue, April 1972, pp. 118-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions.