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The New York Central System (NY) (Images of Rail) Paperback – December 18, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; 1ST edition (December 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738549282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738549286
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The New York Central System brings back to life the fading steam whistle, the ticking of the station clock, the click of the conductor's ticket punch, and the bellowing of the line's mammoth locomotives. Using more than 200 rare images, author and historian Michael Leavy takes readers on an unforgettable journey beginning in the 1850s to the railroad's undignified end in the 1970s.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. Keller on December 28, 2006
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I've been waiting for this addition to the Images of Rail series for some time, and I was not disappointed with the book. Of course, this book is out some 40 years after the Central ceased to exist and the core audience is not the hard-core NYC fan. That being noted, I enjoyed the story Mr. Leavy told, and I was very impressed with the photo selection. There are some great station interior shots, a lot of NYC employee images, and of course, plenty of streamlined steamers (I think he could have dropped a few of those in favor of a few other locomotive types). All things considered, he satisfied me as a New York Central fan, and distilled the railroad's heritage to a reader-friendly format for a new generation of historians or hobbyists.
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By tinkerbell on February 21, 2013
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Very informative. I enjoyed it. The pictures were exceptional. You found out what went on behind the scenes with the greedy people.
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