Laurel Line: An Anthracite Region Railway

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Tribute Books, 2005 - History - 224 pages
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The Laurel Line, as the L&WV was most commonly known, fits the general pattern of intercity electric railways, but it was also unusual in several respects. It was built higher than normal standards for electric railroads; it operated mostly with a third rail power system; it ran exclusively on private rights-of-way; it served a geographically narron region whose economy was heavily dependent on one industry - coal; and perhaps most importantly, many of its corporate records are extant.

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Authors James N.J. Henwood and John G. Muncie have been friends and colleagues for four decades. Both taught in the History Department of East Stroudsburg University and are currently professors emeriti of that institution. They have been active in local organizations such as the Monroe County Historical Society and the Historical Farm Association.

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