A special presentation by renowned railroad historian Daniel R. Gallo.
Daniel R. Gallo is co-author of the award winning book, "The Putnam Division - New York Central's Bygone Route through Westchester County." His program will include color movies of the Putnam Division in the 1940s, featuring steam-powered passenger trains. The abandoned "Old Put" rail line is now a hiking and biking path running from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to Brewster, NY and is called - from South to North - the "South County Trailway," the "North County Trailway." and the "Putnam County Trailway." He will also discuss the never-completed "Putnam and Dutchess" railroad, part of the ill-fated New York, Boston and Montreal Railway that fell victim to the financial Panic of 1873.
Mr. Gallo has given numerous movie and color slide presentations to regional railroad and town historical societies over the last 40 years, featuring railroads past and present. They include the Steamtown National Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the annual "EastRail" in Washington, New Jersey, and the Danbury Railway Museum. He has hiked and biked over 800 miles of abandoned railroads in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. He trekked across the remains of the 300 mile Central England Railway from Maybrook, New York to Hartford, Connecticut. This is the railroad that built the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now the popular "Walkway over the Hudson."