Synopses & Reviews
Dating back to 1882, the Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway has humble origins, but it quickly became a viable transportation system serving the city of Altoona. Often referred to as the Logan Valley, the railway employed 300 people, transported 11.5 million passengers a year, and traveled 7,220 scheduled route miles a day until economic conditions forced the line to discontinue service on June 2, 1954. Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway documents the history of a streetcar network that served the employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad as well as the community. Through 200 images and informed narrative, this book retraces the history of the Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway and its successor, the Logan Valley Bus Company.
About the Author
Leonard E. Alwine is a member of the Horseshoe Curve
Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Railways to Yesterday and Rockhill Trolley Museum, and the Lakemont Park Historical Museum. He has written numerous works on railroad and firefighting history.