Delaware and Hudson Railway, New York (Images of Rail Series)

Delaware and Hudson Railway, New York (Images of Rail Series)

by Marilyn E. Dufresne
     
 

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The Delaware and Hudson Railway has a grand and glorious history that began in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. The Delaware and Hudson Canal; Gravity Railroad; the Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive in America in 1829; and the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad provided the necessary stepping stones for successfully transporting anthracite by rail to New York

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The Delaware and Hudson Railway has a grand and glorious history that began in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. The Delaware and Hudson Canal; Gravity Railroad; the Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive in America in 1829; and the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad provided the necessary stepping stones for successfully transporting anthracite by rail to New York State. In 1906, the massive roundhouse was built in Oneonta during the glory days of steam power, and in 1931, the company became known as the Delaware and Hudson Railway. Today the railroad serves as a "bridge line," providing an important link in moving heavy freight. Delaware and Hudson Railway enlightens rail fans with historic photographs and rekindles the nostalgia for the great railroad era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738573908
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,071,625
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Marilyn E. Dufresne shares her love of the railroad through her vintage Delaware and Hudson Railway postcard collection. She is vice president of the Worcester Historical Society, Worcester Town Historian, and member of the New York State Historical Society in Cooperstown.

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