In the 20th Century, the DL&W was a shining example of a well run railroad. Its image of Phoebe Snow to promote the cleanliness of hard coal and the dust free ride of the stone ballast is a significant part of early 20th Century America. Photographer Henry Peterson chronicled the steam locomotives of the Lackawanna on the eve of dieselization. His efforts are shown in this 128-page Color book.
Contents:About Henry W. Peterson, pp. 3-8;Hoboken, pp. 9-19;Orange, pp. 20-21;Boonton Line, pp. 22-27;Dover, pp. 28-47;Port Morris, pp. 48-65;Scranton, pp. 66-81;Lackawanna's Last Steam, pp. 82-83;Bangor, pp. 84-89;Earliest Color Photography, pp. 90-95;The D&H Challenge, pp. 96-99;Episodes on the Erie, pp. 100-103;Great Day on the CNJ, 104-107;Delaware & Hudson, pp. 108-109;Legends on the Long Branch, pp. 110-113;The New York Central and the Reading, pp. 114-115;M.U.s at Millington, pp. 116-118;A Phoebe Snow Farewell, pp. 119-123;The Lapsing of the Lake Cities, pp. 124-127;Steam Returns to the Lackawanna, pg. 128.
Except for the passenger trains, this book is all steam power.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.