This book presents the complete story of all the railroads of New York's Catskill Mountain region.
The Catskill region was the legendary haunt of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. In word and picture this book tells about that railroads' construction, early operations, the famous passenger trains and the magnificent hotels.
Presented are the Catskill Mountain Railroad, the Otis Elevating Railway, the Catskill & Tannersville Railroad, and the Delaware & Northern Railway. This is an intensely human story of struggle and triumph in the New York tradition.
Purple Mountain Press (also Golden West Books), hardcover, 210 pages, 8.5 x 11in., 320 illustrations, maps, timetables, Documentary Reproductions, locomotive rosters, scale locomotive drawings, bibliography and index.