John Ham 384 pages hardcover
Over the past two decades, author John Ham has produced several books about the New York Central Railroad in New York State. This new book covers the line west from Albany and Schenectady along the scenic Mohawk River Valley to Syracuse and on through the fertile farmlands of Central New York to Rochester and finally, Buffalo.
The book focuses on the New York Central's "Glory Years", featuring a multitude of fine steam and early diesel photos taken along the Water Level Route by some of the most noted rail photographers of the 20th Century, using their original negatives and prints.
This volume not only covers the New York Central's main line, but also includes coverage of branch lines, other connecting railroads and industries that were served by the Central in one capacity or another. The book features over 650 photos.