Four Tracks Through the Mohawk Valley
Along the Scenic Water Level Route Between Albany and Buffalo
also available: From Grand Central to Albany
By John Ham.
Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 384 pages, 650 b/w and color photos, locomotive rosters and data. 2022.
"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 title continues the tour of the New York Central main line, 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.
"The focus of this book is on the New York Central's "Glory Years" using a multitude of fine steam and early diesel photographs taken along the Water Level Route by some of the most noted rail photographers of the 20th Century. Using their original negatives and prints, they 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."