n 1869, the Lackawanna Railroad leased and then gained control of two predecessor roads that it would ultimately work to unite as its Syracuse Division. These railways had been the first to link the growing inland cities of Syracuse, Cortland, and Binghamton with the Lake Ontario port of Oswego. In addition to providing an outlet for the regions bounty, the acquisitions were groomed to haul Lackawanna Scranton Coal to the shore of the Great Lakes.
Through their presentation of 239 photographs and vintage ephemera, period maps, and an insightful account of local history, the authors take the reader beyond the depot and onto the main streets and side streets to revisit life and travel as they were in the early Twentieth Century America.
This book covers the era between 1875 and 1925.
The Syracuse Division: A Regional History, pp. 1-5;
Binghamton & Oswego Line, pp. 6-90;
Cincinnatus Branch, pp. 91-122;
Postscript, pp. 123-134;
Bibliography, pp. 135-136;
Index, pp. 137-142;
Down The Tracks.., pp. 143-144.
Depot Square Publishing, hardcover with dust jacket, 160 pages, standard landscape book 10 x 8 in., 236 illustrations; maps; bibliography; index.