During the early fifties, the Central faced auto and air
challenges with full service streamlined trains with all the trimmings. This book traces NYC’s premier services,
train by train, through the 1950’s and 60’s.
As time progressed, the Central’s attitude toward passenger services reversed,
and the 60’s saw services cut-back and consolidated.
Photos include a few steam locomotives, many lightning-striped
E-units and a few of the later white-striped E-units. Also… many photographs of observation cars. The equipment was clean and the trains were
Contents: Preface and Introduction, pp. 3-13;
Ch. 1: Challenge & Changing of the Guard 1950-1954, pp.
Ch. 2: Revolution, pp. 34-59;
Ch. 3: Road to the Future, pp. 60-123;
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, printed in China,
copyright 2009, 128 pgs., 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., abt. 240 color photos with
captions. NYCSHS members who are signed into their accounts will enjoy
pricing at 20% off retail; Ohio residents must add 8% sales tax.
Note: NYC Psgr. Service Volume 1 is not currently in print. We will offer it when Morning Sun does a second printing.