Hardcover, 336 pages, 600 Color and B&W Photographs, Illustrations, Maps, Diagrams, and Locomotive Roster Data.
Over the last five years, author John Ham has produced four books partnering with railroad historian and writer Roger Liller, who grew up along the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut and has spent his life researching the railroads of New England. His knowledge of and memorabilia collection concerning the railroads in the Berkshires gave rise to this publication about the Boston and Albany Railroad.
John decided to focus this book on the Boston &Albany's steam era "Glory Years", relying heavily on the scenes taken in the Berkshires. He was able to obtain a multitude of quality steam and early diesel photos that were taken over the years by some of the most noted rail photographers of that period.
This 336-page publication contains not only Boston &Albany Main Line photos, but images of its branch lines, major connecting railroads, and the cities and towns that were served by the B&A in one capacity or another. More than 120 stations are seen on the pages and with 600 photos, maps and timetables are between its covers. We hope you will take this journey from Albany to Boston through the scenic Berkshires with us and enjoy it as the authors had while assembling and producing this long overdue book.
This book includes photographs by renowned rail photographers Richard Hover and the late Dewey McIlwee. The book shows more than 120 station stops on the B&A's main line and her several branch lines, along with significant photographic coverage of Albany, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, and Boston.