From Chicago to New York's Camelback Country Featuring the New York, Ontario & Western
Noted rail cinematographer Gerald M. Best is well known for his early films of Western railroading. But in 1927, Gerald decided to go home to Port Jervis, New York and on that trip he photographed Eastern railroading as you have never seen it before.
Best starts his trip in Chicago and works east along the New York Central's famed Water Level Route mainline. The real stars of his camera are the Camelback steam locomotives of the New York, Ontario & Western and the Erie. "Mother Hubbards," they called them, and you'll see them working through some beautiful New York State countryside.
See them here: Chicago & North Western; Rock Island; Erie; New York Central; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; and of course the "Old & Weary" in the featured role. Get set for some very rare footage of some very rare railroading in the year 1927.