NYCSHS Books For Sale

The NYCSHS on-line Store Has Numerous NYCS Books

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NYCSHS LogoSmall copyNYCSHS Announces a New Exciting Book

Know Thy Hudsons

By Thomas R. Gerbracht


Sold Out!!!!

This hard cover book is the complete story of the NYC Hudson by subclass, written by NYCSHS Director and former President Tom Gerbracht, after several years of research into the most famous NYC steam locomotives. Tom gives the detailed history of the NYC Hudson from official railroad record cards and drawings. The book covers all of the locomotives in the Hudson class, including the Boston & Albany J-2s, the Dreyfuss and Empire State streamlined locos, and of the tenders used by Hudsons. Extensive detailed reference material is included. The book has over 250 pages and 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, with 32 of them in color. Excellent for modelers.


  • Summaries from official railroad records for 118 Hudson locomotives
  • Engines by subclass, including the B&A Hudsons
  • A section on Dreyfuss and Empire State Express streamlined engines
  • A section on Hudson tenders
  • Many Hudson “oddities”
  • Hudsons being tested, run, and in the shops
  • Hudsons’ final runs
  • Detailed drawings for the modeler, including Paint and Lettering Drawings
  • Even the “The Hudson that never was…”

Ordering Details:

  • MSRP $79.95 – NYCSHS members $63.96 plus $5.50 S&H for either. In Collinwood Shop the S&H is added in the basic prices for USA buyers. (Shipping higher to Canada, Mexico, & Overseas – Contact us for shipping cost) – Ohio residents add 8% tax.
  • Members’ price is 20% off MSRP and all proceeds go to the NYCSHS.
  • A very limited quantity of numbered and signed copies available at $250.
  • Expected First Qtr. 2016. Very limited run and no reprints.
  • Order the book in the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop at

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NYCSHS LogoSmall copyNYCSHS Announces The NYCS Diesel Locomotives on a DVD

Diesel Book CD-Cover

By William D. Edson with H.L. Vail, Jr. and C.M. Smith
Published by the NYCSHS in 1978 and Re-Issued in 1995
Now Available for the First Time in a Digital Version

This volume provides a complete reference volume of all of the diesel locomotives owned and operated by the NYCS until February 1968, the effective date of the Penn Central merger.  It contains diagrams, photos,complete rosters and related material on each of these locomotives.  It is an invaluable reference for historians, modelers and fans.  Now in digital form allowing the owner to view all of the information about these locomotive on a computer and allows the downloading of important reference material about each locomotive.

MSRP $35.00.  NYCSHS Members’ Price $27.00 and that is 20% off MSRP.

Shipping is free and

Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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If you love New York Central Steam or Electric Locomotives…

You simply MUST have… Steam Locomotives of the New York Central Lines, Volumes 1 and 2 by William D. Edson and H. L. Vail, Jr., assisted by Edward L. May. The ultimate authority on all steam and electric locomotives from the DeWitt Clinton of 1831 to P&LE 9406 of 1948. These books represent a lifetime of research for each of the compilers and are a fitting memorial not only to the legacy of the New York Central Lines but also to their untiring efforts to preserve that legacy for us all. These books are full of individual listings for every steam or electric locomotive, including year and month of construction, builder’s construction number, all known reclassifications and renumberings, and retirement date, and in many cases ultimate disposition. Read a review of these fine books here.


Sold Out!!! Coming on DVD soon to the Collinwood Shop.

Vol. 1: New York Central & Hudson River; Boston & Albany
310 pages, hard cover, 320 photographs, 184 drawings and maps.
$30.00 New Price
U.S. Only, Excluding Ohio
Includes Domestic Postage
$32.40New Price
Ohio Residents Only
Includes Sales Tax
and Domestic Postage
Vol. 2, Lake Shore & Michigan Southern; Lake Erie & Western; Indiana Harbor Belt; Chicago River & Indiana; Chicago Junction; Ohio Central Lines; Big Four; Michigan Central; Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
428 pages, hard cover, 672 illustrations.
$30.00 New Price
U.S. Only, Excluding Ohio
Includes Domestic Postage
$32.40 New Price
Ohio Residents Only
Includes Sales Tax
and Domestic Postage
$45.00 New Price
U.S. Only, Excluding Ohio
Includes Domestic Postage
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$48.60 New Price
Ohio Residents Only
Includes Sales Tax
and Domestic Postage

Sold Out!!! Coming on DVD soon to the Collinwood Shop.

Don’t want to pay online? You can mail your order with payment to:

NYCSHS, Inc. Book Orders
P. O. Box 130
Gates Mills, OH 44040-0130

For international orders, and for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please contact Jim Suhs to process your order.

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Click here for the Official Drawings Page.

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