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

By Brian Solomon  


Railroads of Pennsylvania

Few states have a railroad heritage as rich as Pennsylvania. This illustrated book offers a colorful look at the Keystone State's historic railroads, the men who built and ran them and the engineering feats that made them possible. Railway historian Brian Solomon shows readers the legacy those railroads have left in the form of today's 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 nation's best-preserved historic railways, to 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 a handy guide to Pennsylvania's railroads and a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to the state's key place in railway history and lore. Hardbound, 160 pages, 8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages, 150 color and 25 b/w photos.

ISBN: 978-0-7603-3245-0

Price: $34.95

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