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East Broad Top Railroad (Images of Rail)

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Publisher Comments:

Chartered in 1856, the East Broad Top Railroad began operating in 1873 through scenic Huntingdon County in south-central Pennsylvania. This well-managed narrow-gauge railroad connected the isolated Broad Top Mountain coal field with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Mount Union. With a decline in the hauling of coal, service ended in 1956. Nick Kovalchick, president of the Kovalchick Salvage Company of Indiana, Pennsylvania, purchased the railroad and reopened a portion of it as a tourist line in 1960. Through vintage photographs, East Broad Top Railroad showcases the steam locomotives, rolling stock, and railroad yard at Rockhill Furnace, which is the most historic railroad yard in North America.

Book News Annotation:

Widely-known and beloved of fans of narrow-gauge railroads, the East Broad Top, running since 1856, is the last original operating road of the type east of the Rocky Mountains. This appreciation presents a couple hundred good period b&w photos, maps, timetables and, for this series, quite a lot of text (although most is confined to the captions). Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Kenneth C. Springirth, author of Greater Erie Trolleys, Johnstown Trolleys and Incline, Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys, and Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys, has a vested interest in rail history, as his father was a trolley car motorman in Philadelphia and his grandfather was a motorman in Washington, D.C. A transportation historian, he has walked the lines and photographed and ridden trolley cars and railroads in the United States and around the world. Springirth has been documenting and chronicling the history of the East Broad Top Railroad since 1962.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738557540
Author:
Springirth, Kenneth C.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
RAI; TRA
Subject:
PA
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
History
Subject:
East Broad Top Railroad - History
Subject:
Narrow gauge railroads -- Pennsylvania.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Rai
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Railroad
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.26x6.57x.34 in. .71 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

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