Vintage B&W photographs through contemporary color serve to illustrate the evolution of a selected railroad from the golden age of steam to the modern age of streamlined diesels and electrics. Having observed its twentieth anniversary in 2003, the Metro-North Railroad is a fitting choice to initiate this series (Railroads Over Time).
This installment depicts the Hudson Line between Poughkeepsie and Oscawana, New York which includes some of the most spectacular scenery in the Hudson River Valley. Illustrations begin with the Hudson River Rail Road and continue through the New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and Metro-North. Early steam, E-units, FL-9s, F-10s, Geeps, B23-7s, U-boats, RDCs, SPV-2000s and Genesis engines are all shown.
Contents: Introduction; Hudson Line Chronology; Map of the Hudson Valley (color); Poughkeepsie; Camelot; New Hamburg; Chelsea; Beacon; Bannermans Island; Storm King; Cold Spring; Garrison Cliffs; Garrison; Glen Clyffe; Manitou; Anthony's Nose; Middle Tunnel; Flat Rock Tunnel; Fish Island; Road Hook; Annsville Creek; Peekskill Bay; Peekskill; Travis Point; Montrose; Cortland; Crugers; Oscawana; Bibliography; Index; Down The Tracks..
Depot Square Publishing, softcover, 160 pages, 11.5 x 8.5 x .5 in., 270 color and B&W illustrations and other ephemera; bibliography; index.