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Along the Old West Shore: Weehawken to Buffalo
John M Ham
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2017-09-15 00:00:00
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Along the Old West Shore

Weehawken to Buffalo

By John M Ham with Gene Dauner, Jerry Clearwater.

Color laminated hardcover, Smythe-sewn binding, 8.5x11", 312 pages, 600 photos, color section, coated stock. 2017.

"This is the only book ever published about the entirety of the New York Central's West Shore Railroad, a 450 mile line that ran along the western banks of the Hudson River and west along the Erie Canal to Buffalo on Lake Erie.

"The book covers over 100 stations and the West Shore's branch line to Earlville. Included: hundreds of steam locomotive action shots and dozens of color diesel era images.

"Readers will discover that the West Shore was NOT a branch line. It was a well engineered, double track, signaled main line railroad. NYC used the route to move freight unimpeded from Buffalo to the Albany area, and then down the Hudson's 'West Shore' to Jersey's ports and the New York region's manufacturers. While the four track main line hosted premier passenger trains, this route labored unpretentiously in the shadows. Now, John Ham shines deserved light upon a route dripping with history, and still a vital CSX link."