This book celebrates the past operation
of the New York Central’s Adirondack Division (as well as portions of
the Ogdensburg and Ottawa Divisions) and the current service being
provided by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into, through, and out of the
During railroading’s historic times, the
New York Central and its forebears maintained service over 271.09 miles
from Herkimer and Utica to Remsen, and on to Tupper Lake and Lake Clear
junctions, Lake Placid, Malone, and Adirondack Junction from which
Montreal was reached via the Canadian Pacific Railway. The present ASRR
schedules provide for trains to run over only about a third of the
Central’s lengthy territory, yet, the Park has remained the formidable
constant, maintaining its vast forests, breathtaking mountains, and
powerful waterways for rail travelers to admire and contemplate today as
was done yesterday.
The book includes the history of the railroad, towns, industries and people found along the Adirondack Division of the New York Central. There are 1720 images of the Adirondack Division, 442 of them in color.