Great Rails: Pennsylvania

Great Rails: Pennsylvania

by Timothy Jacobs
     
 

Comprising over 10,000 miles of operated track at its height, the Pennsy was the largest railroad in the world for much of its 121-year lifespan, absorbing more than 600 other railroads as it grew. It hauled more freight & passengers than any other railroad in the world. With the construction of the palace-like Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan just after the turn of… See more details below

Overview

Comprising over 10,000 miles of operated track at its height, the Pennsy was the largest railroad in the world for much of its 121-year lifespan, absorbing more than 600 other railroads as it grew. It hauled more freight & passengers than any other railroad in the world. With the construction of the palace-like Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan just after the turn of the century, it must have seemed that the Pennsylvania Railroad would last forever. Sadly, it fell prey to the problems facing so many railroads in the post-war years. But the memory of this great institution will linger for many years to come. This lavishly illustrated book tells its story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780831737870
Publisher:
Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/1995
Series:
Great Rails Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.41(w) x 12.37(h) x 0.65(d)

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