• Kudish’s hand-drawn maps detail track routes and pinpoint, by industry, where forest product factories, mines, creameries, hotels and other businesses reliant on railroads were located.  The second half of the book contains detailed maps of each segment of New York Central’s Ottawa and St. Laurence divisions, including lines built to serve specific companies. 100+ maps and illustrations.
  • Volume 2 includes railroads which diverged from the New York Central Main Line into the Adirondacks from the south, concentrating on the Adirondack Division, its branches, and its connecting short lines. A large section is devoted to the Adirondack Scenic Railway. Over 150 maps and illustrations.
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    Volume 3 follows the Delaware & Hudson from Whitehall to the Canadian border. All its branches and connecting lines are described. Over 190 maps and illustrations.
  • Like his three previous books in this series, this fourth and final volume is a monumental atlas. It covers the Catskills region from the Hudson Valley to the West Branch Delaware River Valley. Included are the Ulster & Delaware; the Delaware & Northern; the New York, Ontario & Western’s Delhi Branch; and the Catskill Mountain Railroad with its connecting narrow-gauged lines in Greene County. A series of short lines that served individual industries and construction sites are also described along with a few railroads that were partially built but never completed. Included are brief chronologies of the two recent tourist lines: the (second) Catskill Mountain Railroad and the Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride. A catalog of 379 railroad-related industries and facilities is included, and each rail line is illustrated in detail on 191 maps.
  • This is an addendum of supplemental and updated material for Volume 4 of this series, Where Did the Tracks Go in the Catskills? It contains 31 new maps and detailed text for cattle passes, charcoal kilns, quarries, logging lines and other industries, as well as emergences from reservoirs, construction, and relocations.
  • The result of more than 40 years of research on the Catskill forest, The Catskill Forest: A History by Dr. Michael Kudish includes 25 maps showing the distribution of species and forest-products industries in addition to a full-color, large, fold-out map that shows the extent of the first growth forest, second and third growth forest, agricultural lands, burned areas, reforested areas, and landslides. Five sections look at plant migrations to the region following the last glaciation, the impact of people on the forest, the forest regrown, mountain ranges, and forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills.


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