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Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, Pennsylvania (Images of Rail Series)

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In 1859, when oil was successfully drilled near Titusville, the closest railroad was 27 miles away. To fill a transportation need, the Oil Creek Railroad line was completed from Corry to Titusville in 1862. Under a series of mergers, it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad by 1900. When Titusville's last railroad was about to be abandoned, the Oil Creek Railway Society formed and saved the line. Through vintage photographs, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad relives the railroad history of a valley that has ...

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Overview

In 1859, when oil was successfully drilled near Titusville, the closest railroad was 27 miles away. To fill a transportation need, the Oil Creek Railroad line was completed from Corry to Titusville in 1862. Under a series of mergers, it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad by 1900. When Titusville's last railroad was about to be abandoned, the Oil Creek Railway Society formed and saved the line. Through vintage photographs, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad relives the railroad history of a valley that has become a lovely wilderness served by an important railroad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738575933
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: Images of Rail Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 975,843
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Springirth is the author of nine other Arcadia railroad books, including Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads. He 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, DC. David L. Weber is the author of Around Titusville. He volunteers for the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad and has handled writing and research projects over the last 25 years, becoming an important source for historical information in the Titusville area.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early History 11

2 Pennsylvania Railroad 29

3 New York Central Railroad 59

4 Trolley Meets Train 75

5 Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad 85

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