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New York Central Railroad
     

New York Central Railroad

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by Brian Solomon, Mike Schafer
 

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In the twentieth century, the New York Central Railroad was one of the most powerful lines in the United States. Famous for its many great passenger trains, including the 20th Century Limited streamliner, the New York Central also operated high-volume freight trains and Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Prolific railway authors and historians Brian Solomon

Overview

In the twentieth century, the New York Central Railroad was one of the most powerful lines in the United States. Famous for its many great passenger trains, including the 20th Century Limited streamliner, the New York Central also operated high-volume freight trains and Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Prolific railway authors and historians Brian Solomon and Mike Schafer team up to present a nostalgic but colorful look the New York Central, with an authoritative text and dozens of color images depicting New York Central memorabilia and promotional materials, as well as amazing look-like-they-were-taken-yesterday period color photographs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
NRHS Railway Bulletin, Fall 2007

Note: NRHS is the National Railway Historical Society

“The author has succeeded in his attempt to present a capsule history. Devotees of the Central will find little new here, but those many readers who lack detailed knowledge of the road will enjoy the succinct and well written book, which is moderately priced.”

Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2007 and

O Scale Trains, October 2007

New York Central Railroad showcases engines classes, stations, and the changing landscape as supporting players to the rise and fall of the line, reflecting changes taking place in the economy as well as the political scene. The result is an eminently pleasing volume modelers are certain to profit from. Any modeler seeking ‘real world’ photographs of heavily-weathered trains in difficult times will especially enjoy the photographs.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760306130
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Railroad Color History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.65(h) x 0.49(d)

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From the Publisher
NRHS Railway Bulletin, Fall 2007

Note: NRHS is the National Railway Historical Society

“The author has succeeded in his attempt to present a capsule history.  Devotees of the Central will find little new here, but those many readers who lack detailed knowledge of the road will enjoy the succinct and well written book, which is moderately priced.”

 

Railroad Model Craftsman, October 2007 and O Scale Trains, October 2007

“New York Central Railroad showcases engines classes, stations, and the changing landscape as supporting players to the rise and fall of the line, reflecting changes taking place in the economy as well as the political scene. The result is an eminently pleasing volume modelers are certain to profit from. Any modeler seeking ‘real world’ photographs of heavily-weathered trains in difficult times will especially enjoy the photographs.”

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

Mike Schafer is long-time rail photographer and the author of several books on North American railroads and motive power. He resides in Lee, Illinois.

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New York Central Railroad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
New York Central Railroad 'MBI Railroad Color History' by Brian Soloman with Mike Schafer describes the rich history of the New York Central Railroad. The book has excellent black and white and color photos of New York Central Trains. Robert Wilhelm robertleewilhelm@yahoo.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read for anyone interested in NYC railroading