Five railroads once passed through Ulster County
(New York), with Kingston being the main hub.
These railroads—the Central New England Railway, the West Shore Railroad
(NYC), the New York, Ontario & Western Railway, the Wallkill Valley
Railroad, and the Ulster & Delaware Railroad—provided a means to transport
produce and products from New York State’s emerging frontier to New York City,
some 70 miles to the south. This book
provides a glimpse into the lives of railroad workers and those who depended on
them for freight and personal transportation.
Stephen Ladin is an artist and cultural
administrator. He is a frequent user of
rail trails and an advocate for the preservation of rail transportation, both
recreational and commercial. Glendon
Moffett holds a degree in chemical engineering and a master of business
administration from Northeastern University.
After working 13 years at Raytheon Company and later for IBM, he is now
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