Philadelphia: A Railroad History

Philadelphia: A Railroad History

by Edward W. Duffy

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Philadelphia: A Railroad History describes the remarkable development of the railroad industry in Philadelphia and the intense competition that pitted the Pennsylvania Railroad against the Reading Railroad, and those two titans against the formidable Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to dominate the regional market. The book details the impact of the rail industry in the region s economy, the Philadelphia waterfront, and its port.

It also highlights the key roles of the city s industrial giants during this colorful era, including Steven Girard, Matthias Baldwin, William Sellers, Franklin Gowen, John W. Garrett, George Roberts, and Edward G. Budd.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016556017
Publisher: Camino Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Edward W. Duffy is a graduate of La Salle and Temple Universities. He has worked for Philadelphia s Department of Commerce, its Planning Commission, its Port Corporation, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Edward Duffy s interest in railroads dates from his role as liaison between the City of Philadelphia and various rail reorganization agencies in the early 1970s that resulted in the creation of Conrail in 1976.

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