This page reproduces a New York Central pocket-size folder describing localities and features along the main line between Buffalo and New York City, and a Boston & Albany booklet describing scenes viewed by passengers between Albany and Boston. The NYC folder was apparently issued in 1948, with 100,000 copies printed by "R&R." The B&A booklet, issued by the Passenger Traffic Department at South Station and printed by W. S. Best Printing Company, is undated but comes from the early twentieth century sometime after 1912.

The New York Central folder is laid out accordion-style in nine panels. Side 1 describes features between Buffalo and Albany through the Mohawk Valley, while side 2 describes features in the Hudson Valley between Albany and New York City. Because of the length of the folder it has been broken up into four images per side, including the title panel and NYC system map. It came to me it as a free "premium" from an eBay seller from whom I acquired a number of steam locomotive photos. The Boston & Albany booklet of 24 pages, including cover, was part of the railroadiana collection of my father, Dr. R. D. Leonard. Probably it came from my grandfather, Don M. Leonard, who was an official of the B&A in the early years of the twentieth century.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the full-size images. You can also page through the folder and booklet sequentially.

Dr. Richard Leonard