Through fabulous imagery, four specially commissioned maps, and his authoritative text, Solomon shows why the New York Central was a great railroad in every sense.
In 1999, Brian Solomon wrote a definitive history of the New York Central for Andover Junction Publications. Since then, he has collected 150 vintage black-and-white and Color photographs, timetables, and postcards not included in the previous Volume to take readers on a rail journey from the 1800s to present.
Through fabulous imagery, four specially commissioned maps, and his authoritative text, Solomon shows why the Central was a classic in every sense, growing under the firm direction of rail baron Cornelius Commodore Vanderbilt. From 1902 to 1967, the New York Central operated the most famous passenger train in the world: the esteemed 20th Century Limited. Additionally, Central's mechanical department developed the legendary 4-6-4 Hudson-type steam locomotive. Although the NYC ceased to exist in 1968, it's alive and well in this new Volume.
Andover Junction Publications, hardcover with dust jacket, 160 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .75 in., B&W and Color photographs.