Over the past two decades, author John
Ham has produced several books about the New York Central Railroad in New York
State. His most recent publication was the book about the Central’s Main Line
entitled From Grand Central to Albany.
This new book is a mate to it,
continuing 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.
focus of this book is on the New York Central’s “Glory Years” using 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 that have been graciously loaned to the author by
different Historical Societies and collectors.
This 384-page volume
contains not only superb New York Central photos, but images of the Central’s
Branch Lines, other connecting railroads
and industries that were served by the Central in one capacity or another.
There are more than 650 images between the covers. We hope you will take this
journey along the scenic Mohawk Valley with us and enjoy it as much as we have
while researching and assembling this book.