The New York Central as presented here in this Volume depicts the railroad as it existed in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Whether captured on film on a branch line, in a yard, or making speed on a main line, it was a company hard at work doing what it did best, moving products and people, in all sorts of weather, during corporate calm and corporate upheaval. It was a railroad characterized by exceptionally fine passenger trains operated by well-trained professionals, backed by a proud tradition, and of swiftly rolling freight trains. They're all right here!
This book is intended to show the railroad as many saw it, but also to show sides of the railroad that many did not pay particular attention. Their were many individuals who loved watching and documenting this railroad and many of their excellent photographs were selected for their visual impact.
Introduction, pp. 3-7;
The Hudson Valley, pp. 8-37;
The West Shore, pp. 38-48;
The Mohawk Valley, pp. 49-59;
Boston & Albany, pp. 60-67;
Michigan Central, pp. 68-73;
The Big Four, pp. 74-97;
Toledo, Ohio, pp. 98-115;
Along the Main Line, pp. 116-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions.