The lead article,
written by the late Douglas Preston, a highly respected rail historian,
responds to an intriguing question raised in Central Headlight several years ago: Why would the New York Central engage in the
costly track relocation project at Herkimer, New York while World War II was
raging? The answer is fully disclosed in
Doug’s carefully researched and nicely illustrated article.
Other articles in our
August issue take us to three locations on the NYC that were “off the beaten
path,” the St. Lawrence Division, the
Auburn Road, and the Cincinnati Northern.
What’s more, there’s a discussion about a J-1d Hudson that tried to
masquerade as a J-3a; a look at some NYC artifacts that found their way to Cape
Cod; a remembrance of a man who scratch-built beautiful models of NYC electric
locomotives without any power tools, and a discussion of the manner in which
NYC telegraph operators reported local weather conditions.
As you can see,
there’s something for everyone in the Third Quarter issue of our magazine. If you’re not a member, get hold of some
great late summer reading material. Join