Railroads of Pennsylvania: Fragments of the Past in the Keystone Landscape

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - Transportation - 274 pages
  • Regional histories of the great railroads
  • Rail stories of the people and events that shaped history
  • Rails to Trails paths, tourist attractions, and more

Divides the state into regions and explores the major railroads, recounts the lore, profiles the individuals involved, and identifies places one can go to experience the relics of rail culture.

 

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Railroads of Pennsylvania: fragments of the past in the Keystone landscape

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Because of its geography, Pennsylvania was very important in the pioneering of railroads in this country. Traces of these early railroads can still be found throughout the state. Treese, historian and ... Read full review

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see p. 32 (main line) and search columbia and "state works"

Contents

Rail Stories of the Region
9
The Regions Railroad Giants
20
Sampling the Regions Railroad History
26
The Regions Rail Trails
48
The Regions Railroad Giants
62
The Regions Rail Trails
83
Rail Stories of the Region
94
The Regions Rail Trails
115
Rail Stories of the Region
152
Sampling the Regions Railroad History
165
The Laurel Highlands
182
The Regions Railroad Giants
194
Pittsburgh Area
216
Sampling the Regions Railroad History
229
Great Railways of the Region
248
The Regions Rail Trails
257

The Regions Rail Trails
139

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Page 268 - Documents tending to prove the Superior Advantages of Railways and Steam Carriages over Canal Navigation.

About the author (2003)

Lorett Treese is a historian and an archivist at the library at Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

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