Where Did the Tracks Go in the Western Adirondacks?
The primary intent of Mountain Railroads of New York State is to assist the reader in the location of railroad grades, primarily abandoned, in the field. For future historians, these four Volumes date, as best as possible, the period of service of each line and major industry. Many references to further, more detailed, reading on the lines are provided, especially on topics which cannot be included here: forestry, geology, finances, biographies of railroad builders, political, and social aspects, etc.
A secondary intent for Mountain Railroads of New York State is to provide detailed itineraries for passengers riding on existing trains for a fuller, richer appreciation of historic sites and interpretation of natural sights along the right-of-way. Chapters 35, 36, 49, and 50 may be useful to passengers on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Chapters 51 and 67 may be used as an itinerary for passengers on Amtrak's Adirondack, while Chapters 52 and 53 may be used as an itinerary for passengers riding the Upper Hudson River Railroad. In the Catskills, Chapters 80, 83, and 84 could benefit passengers riding the Catskill Mountain Railroad and the Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride.
Major changes found in Mountain Railroads of New York State Volume 1 from the previous out-of-print title Railroads of the Adirondacks, A History:
Chapter 29 on the Glenfield & Eastern, Volume I and Chapter 30 on the DeGrasse Paper Company Railroad.
Purple Mountain Press, softcover, 263 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs and illustrations.