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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / State & Local / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:94
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667842738

New York and Pennsylvania Railway

by Steve Cotton

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The New York and Pennsylvania (NYP) Railway corporate office and repair shops headquarters were in Canisteo, NY. By researching this short line railroad, author Steve Cotton research has extended into Allegany County, NY and Northern Potter County, Pennsylvania. Through photos and narrative, the nostalgia of the NYP lives in this publication. The railway began in Oswayo, Pa in 1893 and extended northeast into Genesee connecting with the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad, before heading into New York State through Whitesville and connecting to the Erie Railroad in Canisteo in 1895. Then from Oswayo it extended northwest to Shinglehouse, Pa in 1900 and back into New York State to Ceres, in 1904 where it met up with the Shawmut Railroad. This narrative talks about the history of the line along with engines, wrecks, and floods for the reader to feel like he's stepped aboard the NYP itself.
Author Steve Cotton takes you for a ride along the New York and Pennsylvania (NYP) Railway. You learn about early history of the NYP in the introduction. Throughout the chapters you travel along the line in the order as if you were on a passenger train. First leaving the Erie Junction at Canisteo and traveling down Bennetts Creek through the towns of Greenwood and West Union (Rexville) and pass the marsh into Whitesville. From here you pass the Pennsylvania board along Cryder Creek to Genesee. Then your train travels along the west branch of the Genesee River to Oswayo where it scoots along the Oswayo Valley into Shinglehouse and back across the border to Ceres, NY. Each chapter you see images and read the history of each stop. The book continues with chapter on equipment and images of various steam locomotives. The conclusion the reader will read about talks regarding wrecks and floods and what's left of along the line today.
About the author
Steve Cotton has been active in multiple historical societies in Steuben County, NY for over 30 years. Serving in multiple capacities at the local level. He currently serves as a Trustee on the Steuben County Historical Society and is the Historian for the town of Hartsville, NY. Steve has presented PowerPoint presentations on local history for a dozen organizations over the years, along with publishing five books on his hometown of Canisteo, NY. Brought to life through narrative and photographs in his newest publication is the New York and Pennsylvania Railway.
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