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Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

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Few states have a railroad heritage as rich as Pennsylvanias. This illustrated book offers a colorful look at the Keystone States historic railroads, the men who built and ran them, and the engineering feats that made them possible. Railway historian Brian Solomon also shows readers the legacy those railroads have left in the form of todays historic tourist roads, museums, and destinations.

Railroads of Pennsylvania travels from Scranton, home to Steamtown USA and the Laural Line trolley, to Altoona, the heart and soul of Pennsylvania railroading; from East Broad Top, one of the nations best-preserved historic railways, to the famed Horseshoe Curve, which still hosts 50 trains a day; and to current operations like the Delaware-Lackawanna Shortline with its gleaming fleet of Alco diesel locomotives.

Illustrated throughout with beautifully detailed modern photographs, black-and-white archival images, and specially commissioned maps, this book is at once a handy guide to Pennsylvanias railroads and a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to the states key place in railway history and lore.

Synopsis:

An illustrated look at the Keystone State’s historic railroads and their legacy in today’s rail lines, tourist roads, museums, and destinations.

About the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in railfan publications including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Acknowledgments

Foreword Part I   Anthracite Country Chapter 1        Black Diamonds and the Gravity Railroad

Chapter 2        Historical Anthracite Railroads

Chapter 3        Steamtown Chapter 4        Lackawanna Heritage Chapter 5        Jim Thorpe and the Lehigh Gorge   Part II Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Chapter 6        Philadelphia Chapter 7        Strasburg Rail Road

Chapter 8        Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Chapter 9        Take a Ride on the Reading   Part III            Through the Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve Chapter 10      Main Line of Public Works Chapter 11      The Pennsylvania Railroad and the Horseshoe Curve   Part IV            Railways Large and Small Chapter 12      New York Central Lines

Chapter 13      East Broad Top Chapter 14      The Erie Railroad and Starrucca Viaduct

Chapter 15      Baltimore & Ohio Chapter 16      Diverse Railway Heritage, Museums, and Excursions

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760332450
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Foreword:
Gruber, John
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Author:
Gruber, John
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
History
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- History.
Subject:
Railroads - General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
181 color and 18 b/w photos, 1 map
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in 2.25 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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An illustrated look at the Keystone State’s historic railroads and their legacy in today’s rail lines, tourist roads, museums, and destinations.

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