Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide To Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide To Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

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by Brian Solomon
     
 

Few states have a railroad heritage as rich as Pennsylvanias. This illustrated book offers a colorful look at the Keystone States historic railroads, the men who built and ran them, and the engineering feats that made them possible. Railway historian Brian Solomon also shows readers the legacy those railroads have left in the form of todays historic tourist roads,

Overview

Few states have a railroad heritage as rich as Pennsylvanias. This illustrated book offers a colorful look at the Keystone States historic railroads, the men who built and ran them, and the engineering feats that made them possible. Railway historian Brian Solomon also shows readers the legacy those railroads have left in the form of todays historic tourist roads, museums, and destinations.

Railroads of Pennsylvania travels from Scranton, home to Steamtown USA and the Laural Line trolley, to Altoona, the heart and soul of Pennsylvania railroading; from East Broad Top, one of the nations best-preserved historic railways, to the famed Horseshoe Curve, which still hosts 50 trains a day; and to current operations like the Delaware-Lackawanna Shortline with its gleaming fleet of Alco diesel locomotives.

Illustrated throughout with beautifully detailed modern photographs, black-and-white archival images, and specially commissioned maps, this book is at once a handy guide to Pennsylvanias railroads and a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to the states key place in railway history and lore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760332450
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

John Gruber is a respected railroad photographer, author, editor, and historian. In 1994 he received the prestigious Railway and Locomotive Historical Society's lifetime achievement award for photography. Gruber is currently the president of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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RJM16 More than 1 year ago
I am a railroad buff and I spend a good amount of time each year in Pennsylvania visiting these railroads. The photos in this book are excellent, and the text very informative.