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The Resource Roads, rivers, and rails : the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail, John Taibi

Roads, rivers, and rails : the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail, John Taibi

Label
Roads, rivers, and rails : the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail
Title
Roads, rivers, and rails
Title remainder
the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail
Statement of responsibility
John Taibi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 accelerating community growth, the railroad spurred the development and facilitated the growth of local industry - limestone and cement, dairy and agriculture, and the manufacturing of tools, wagons, wood products, and machinery. 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 color, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews of A&S/D&H operations to 2011 color 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'." - publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Roads, rivers, and rails : the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail, John Taibi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 208) and index
Contents
V. 1. Albany/Schenectady to Oneonta. -- v. 2. Oneonta to Binghamton
Control code
17200537
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v.
Isbn
9780965136471
Isbn Type
(hc : v. 1)
Lccn
2012934964
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Roads, rivers, and rails : the Delaware & Hudson's Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail, John Taibi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 208) and index
Contents
V. 1. Albany/Schenectady to Oneonta. -- v. 2. Oneonta to Binghamton
Control code
17200537
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v.
Isbn
9780965136471
Isbn Type
(hc : v. 1)
Lccn
2012934964
Other physical details
ill.

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