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  • Roads, Rivers and Rails. The Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail Vol 1: Albany/Schenectady To Oneonta (Taibi)

The earliest explorers and settlers in central New York first used ancient Indian trails to enter the region. Over time, primitive dirt roads, plank roads, and turnpikes and the navigable portions of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries greatly aided expansion into the lands southwest of Albany. Eventually, the broad gauge Albany & Susquehanna Railroad - a predecessor of the powerful, renowned Delaware & Hudson Railroad - formed what would be regarded as the ultimate link in the transportation system that connected Albany with Binghamton. In his inimitable style, Mr. Taibi engages the reader on a point-to-point tour, weaving an entertaining story around how these three phases of passage - the Roads, Rivers, and Rails - created lifelines for the interior towns. This book contains more than 500 colour, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews of A&S/D&H operations to 2011 colour photographs of current owner Canadian Pacific Rail with Norfolk Southern operations via trackage rights. Early D&H steam and the most modern diesels - AC4400CW, SD60, SD90, ES44AC, C40-9W, and ES40DC - are shown at various locations. Union Pacific run-through power is also included. Among those places visited in this first installment of Roads, Rivers, and Rails, are Voorheesville, Altamont, Delanson, Cobleskill, Richmondville, Worcester, Schenevus, and Oneonta. Volume II will begin the story anew at Oneonta and continue on to Otego, Unadilla, Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton, and Nineveh - concluding at the "Parlor City," Binghamton.  523 illustrations (over 200 in colour), maps, blueprints, bibliography, complete index. Depot Square 2012 New PB. 238pp NOS-RRR-1DH

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Roads, Rivers and Rails. The Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail Vol 1: Albany/Schenectady To Oneonta (Taibi)

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