RAILS ALONG THE EAST BRANCH
The Delaware & Northern Railroad
By John Ham & Robert Bucenec
DSP is pleased to announce the July 2006 publication of Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain Press's new book on the
Delaware & Northern Railroad. The authors have previously offered three highly-regarded titles on the Catskill
narrow gauges, the Ulster & Delaware, and the post-1932 U&D when it was operated by the New York Central and
later Penn Central and Conrail. Collectively, these books provide a comprehensive photographic depiction of early
Catskill railroading, industry, and everyday life. Now the authors turn their attention to the Delaware & Northern
in this new book. A brief history traces its beginnings as the Delaware & Eastern. The journey continues through
reorganization as the Delaware & Northern to its eventual abandonment. This book includes the planned extension
to Schenectady; the Pepacton Reservoir project; the local milk and lumber industries; acid factories; early tourism;
connections to the U&D and NYO&W; steam rosters; and the towns served.
The 208-page laminated hardcover is printed on acid-free 80# gloss enamel. It contains 339 illustrations—photographs,
maps, timetables, passes, tickets, and other ephemera.