John Ham 336 pages hardcover
Over the years numerous books have been produced depicting trains along the old New York Central Main Line between New York City and Albany. Early ones deal mainly with locomotives and equipment roster shots with some fine scenic views tossed in here and there. More recent publications deal with modern day diesel and electric trains. Other books have focused on the Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak and MTA years. This volume focuses on the Central's "Glory Years" using a multitude of magnificent steam and early diesel photos taken along the Water Level Route by some of the most noted rail photographers of the 20th Century. Many of the images have not previously been published.
This volume contains not only superb New York Central photos, but images of connecting railroads and industries of all sorts that were served by the Central in one capacity of another. There are even little known mining railroads included in this volume. Over 650 images cover this trip up the scenic Hudson Valley.