An Exciting New Book From the NYCSHS

Silver Rails

Through the Heart of the Park

New York Central Railroad’s Adirondack Division

By John Taibi

With Peter Gores and David Link

This book celebrates the past operation of the New York Central’s Adirondack Division (as well as portions of the Ogdensburg and Ottawa Divisions) and the current service being provided by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into, through, and out of the Adirondack Park.

During railroading’s historic times, the New York Central and its forebears maintained service over 271.09 miles from Herkimer and Utica to Remsen, and on to Tupper Lake and Lake Clear junctions, Lake Placid, Malone, and Adirondack Junction from which Montreal was reached via the Canadian Pacific Railway. The present ASRR schedules provide for trains to run over only about a third of the Central’s lengthy territory, yet, the Park has remained the formidable constant, maintaining its vast forests, breathtaking mountains, and powerful waterways for rail travelers to admire and contemplate today as was done yesterday.

This book is a comprehensive history of the

Adirondack Division of the New York Central Railroad.

 

Table of Contents
Adirondack Division Chronology- page 2
The Fleur-de-lis- page 4
Preface- page 6
Historical Capsule- page 12
On the Road- page 20
Track Maintenance Sections- page 129
Water, Please!- page 209
The Station’s Life- page 249
Cross Roads- page 471
Industrial Revolution- page 535
A Soldier’s Journey- page 645
Post War- page 665
State Ownership- page 687
Adirondack Division Ready Reference- page 735
Acknowledgements- page 764
Index- page 768
Bibliography- page 771

The book provides 800 pages of history of the railroad, towns, industries, and people found along the Adirondack Division of the New York Central.

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The book contains over 1720 images of the Adirondack Division

with 442 of them in color.

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Published by the NYCSHS with all proceeds going to the Society

as a donation by John Taibi.

 

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Latest Modeling News from the NYCSHS

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Tom Long’s  “Modeling ¾ Lightning Stripe FA/FB in N-Scale”.” NYCSHS member Stan Madyda demonstrates “Building the AMB Woodward Station Kit”.  NYCSHS Director, Nick Ariemma takes us to the “Amherst Railway Society –The Big Show”. Associate Editor Bob Shaw urges us to consider “Restoration – You Can Do It” in this edition of “O-Gauge Model Railroading.” Author Tom Bailey returns with another how-to article on “A Heavyweight Combine in HO-Scale’. NYCSHS member, Dean Apostal and NYCSHS Director Dave Staplin tell us about “Modeling a NYC Air Conditioned Coach – Circa 1941”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the Apri 1, 2019 edition.

 

If you haven’t been reading this NYCSHS magazine, you have been missing out on a lot of NYCS action.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

The magazine is free, and all you need to do to read or download it is to go to the NYCSHS website. To do that, go to www.NYCSHS.org. Then put your curser on the “Modeling Resources” button and drop down to the “NYCentral Modeler” tab.  Then just follow the instruction on the page.   ENJOY!!

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Don’t Miss Out on John Ham’s New Book

From Gotham to the Berkshires

(New York Central’s Harlem Division)

By John Ham

If you enjoyed John’s Along the Old West Shore,

you will find this a very informative book

on the NYC Harlem Division.

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From Gotham to The Berkshires – New York Central’s Harlem Division
The Story of the old New York & Harlem Railroad began way back in 1831 when New York City authorized construction of a horse-drawn streetcar system for Manhattan Island that evolved over the decades into a major commuter railroad connecting New York State’s upstate communities with the City.
This new book is not a detailed narrative of the New York Central’s Harlem Division, but rather a photographic look at the history of this railroad that was the driving force in developing the regions along the eastern border of New York State from New York City to the heart of the Berkshires in Massachusetts.
Several noted photographers and railroad historians have opened their collections to us and they are the major source of the nearly 600 photographs, maps and timetables that lie between the covers of this publication. These folks have literally saved the history of this under-publicized major railroad and we are proud to present their work within.
Expected Delivery 3rd Qtr. 2019
MSRP $64.95  NYCSHS Members’ Price $51.96 and that is 20% off MSRP!

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

Order Today as We Have Only a Limited Supply of These Books!!!!!

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Also be sure to select the US orders option if you live in the USA

 

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1st Qtr 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail

1st Qtr. 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail

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The copies were mailed out on Feb 11.

Articles in This Edition

“NYCSHS Strategic Plan”

“Remembering the New England States

The NYC Photography of William ‘Cecil” Hommerding”

“Society Holds its First Mini Convention”

“New York Central Steel Flat Cars Part 2 – Special Purpose Cars”

“Memorials”

And some other regular features

 

If you are not a member you can obtain a copy by going

to the NYCSHS online Collinwood Shop to purchase a

copy.  www.NYCSHS.net




 

 

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The Latest on Damaged Ex-NYC #6721

The Latest on Damaged Ex-NYC #6721

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Those of us who attended the 2015 NYCSHS Convention in Utica, NY have fond memories of the little 0-6-0 switcher on display at the Utica Union Station.  It was damaged by a runaway hopper in July 2015.  You can view the latest on the loco and tender in the You Tube video provided by the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society showing the tender being prepared to be trucked to Dunkirk, NY for repairs.  This is one of the few NYC locos and tenders still in existence.

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The NYCSHS Archive Photo and ValMap Collection is Now Available to You

NYCSHS Announces!!!!

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The Society Archive Photo Collection

Is Now Available to You

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First Three Photo CDs are Now

Available In The Collinwood Shop

These three CDs are the first of a series of NYCS photo CDs providing a collection of photos from the NYCSHS archives.  Each CD has between 150 and 225 photos of a series of locomotives from each of the builders that provided locomotives for the NYCS.

These first three photo CDs provide a imagery record of the minor locomotive builders for the NYCS.  They contain photos of some of the more interesting locomotive designs that ran on the NYCS.  Each CD provides coverage of each class of locomotive from that builder that ran on the NYCS. Check out the “Sharks,” Gravel Gerties,” and other unique locomotives of the NYCS.

These three CDs are just the beginning of this series and you can expect to find more of your favorite NYCS locomotives on upcoming releases.  They will include all of the steam and diesel locos that ran on the NYCS.  Once the locomotives CDs are all produced, we plan to continue the series with rolling stock and structures.

Start your collection of these photos today with these three unique locomotive builder photos.  All of the collections will include builders photos and action shots of the locos in everyday use.

Click Here to View the Photo CDs for Purchase!!!



We are also opening up the NYCSHS

Archive Photo Collection for you to

purchase individual photos.

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Here are four of the nearly 30,000 of images

available to purchase on the new

Photo & Val Map website.



To review and purchase the photo or Val Map

offerings from the NYCSHS follow the steps below:

 

  1. Review and select the photos you wish to purchase and copy the list onto something that will allow you to retrieve the listing once you get to the Collinwood Shop.
  2. Open the Collinwood Shop at www.NYCSHS.net.
  3. Log into your account using your password to obtain the member’s price.
  4. Click on the “NYCSHS Archive Products, Photos and Val Maps” CATEGORY on left side of the home page of the shop.
  5. Select the“Digital Photo” or “Digital Val Map” option.
  6. Copy your list of photos or Val Map images into the “List of Photos” box.
  7. Put the number of photos or Val Map images in the “Quantity” box.
  8. Check out as you would normally for any purchase in the Collinwood Shop.

In order to view and select the images you wish

to purchase, click here for the website.

Once you have selected the images you wish to

purchase, go to the Collinwood Shop to make your purchase. 

 

Images will be sent as PDFs by email.  Email is free and

we offer no other options. 

Click here to place your order after selecting the images.

 

You must place the order by including the image numbers and selecting the number of images you wish to purchase.

There is a Val Map and a Photo section on the site.  Be sure to read the instructions on how to use the website before you begin!!!

Click Here to Download and/or View the

Photo Website Instructions.

 




 

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1st Qtr. 2019 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Reading Pleasure

Latest Modeling News from the NYCSHS

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from David Howarth’s continuing coverage if his “NYC West Shore River Divisions”. His article is followed by a visit where “NYC Shines at Chicagoland RPM” by Bob Chapman. Will Tajibnapis brings his second part of the “And Something Completely Different” to continue to amaze us with his NYC passenger car operations.  Bob Shaw brings us another article from his “O-Gauge Model Railroading” feature with “Making a Terrace Featuring Timplate Stations, Walkover and Waiting Platforms”. “NY & Hudson Valley Railroad in HO-Scale – Part 2 allows Vinny DeRobertis to finish his sharing of his beautiful HO-Scale layout. Brian Marotta returns after several years to bring us up to date on his recent almost disaster with “A Pipe Leak Leads to Scenery Work and More Water”.  And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the 1st Qtr. 2019 edition.

If you haven’t been reading this NYCSHS magazine, you have been missing out on a lot of NYCS action.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

The magazine is free, and all you need to do to read or download it is to go to the NYCSHS website. To do that, go to www.NYCSHS.org. Then put your curser on the “Modeling Resources” button and drop down to the “NYCentral Modeler” tab.  Then just follow the instruction on the page.   ENJOY!!

Or just click here to read.

 

 

 

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