The pennsylvania railroad books, railroad history books, locomotives, model train railroad books, railroading book store. The history of how five railroads all came together in the small town of maybrook, ny. List of books and articles about railroad history online. The pennsylvania railroad reporting mark prr was an american class i railroad, founded in 1846. Railroad museum of penn pennsylvania historical and museum commission po box 15 strasburg, pa 17579 7176878628. American civil war american history civil war books war image civil war photos rare coins us history american revolution military. Pennsylvania railroad book store, model train books, exciting pennsylvania railroad books, railroad history books. Alan is a collector of toy soldiers and africana books. The nations railroad heart by david moltkehansen getting a move on.
Hamilton marmont vandalia traill a pennsy passenger train collides with a county truck 1940. Mount pisgah plane looking up mauch chunk switchback railway wikipedia 1873 a coalmine switchback railroad in mauch chunk, pa. The pennsylvania railroad at bay indiana university press. Susquehanna river valley railroads history book pediment. Located midway between pennsylvanias rich anthracite coal fields and the port of philadelphia, the small city of reading was at the heart of americas rapidly developing coal, iron, and railroad industries. Home browse science and technology technology transportation railroad history. The pennsylvania railroad in 1874 established the department of physical testing under the direction of the superintendent of motive power theodore n. The state archives does not own a copy of this book, but it should be available at libraries or via interlibrary loan. Formerly a railroad that supplied coal to the town of jim thorpe pa.
David crosby is a student of industrial history in addition to his employment as a train dispatcher in scranton, pennsylvania. Buy pennsylvania railroad lines west by steve hipes online at alibris. A link to the turnofthecentury history of the pennsylvania railroad under the presidency of alexander cassatt will be published here. Do not think of the pennsylvania railroad as a business enterprise, forbes. Get the best deals on collectible railroad books 1900 now. Location is excelsior, pa and the cinders are flying. I found george hiltons book to be an informative and invaluable referance for anyone interested in railroading or regional history.
Transportation revolutions in altoona by brian black and p. Discover librarianselected research resources on railroad history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Finally, the book showcases scranton as the electric city because it ran the nations first commercially operated electric streetcar system. See more ideas about pennsylvania railroad, train and locomotive. The philadelphia and reading railroad, popularly called the reading, was a corporate giant during the 1870s. Steamtown national historic site scranton pa railroad history museum book. The museums collection has more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars that chronicle american railroad history. The daily item is pleased to present susquehanna river valley railroads, a hardcover pictorial book that captures the history of the central susquehanna river valley. Sadly, this is virtually unknown in our modern era because history books pay little attention to this fact. Railroad officials insisted that such negotiations be taken up on a lower level. This book will become the standard history of the standard railroad of the world. Uncover the story behind over 100 unique locomotives and priceless pieces of the pa railroad historical collection at the railroad museum of pennsylvania. The railroad also set up a copay voluntary relief and compensation fund for its employees to provide accident and survivor benefits. Opened in 1834, pennsylvanias main line of public works created an interlocking system of canals and railroads that crossed the alleghenies.
History of the north pennsylvania railroad by hare, jay v. History of scranton, pennsylvania scranton is located in the heart of one of the great deposits of anthracite coal in the world, which provided the underpinnings for much of scranton s industrial growth until the middle of the 20th century. Gandy dancer railroad pictures rail transport railroad history railroad. In 1908, in an effort to deal with pennsylvania railroad s upper management, the brotherhood of locomotive firemen and engineers requested to negotiate directly with general manager of the pennsylvania railroad matters which affected union employees. Baer 1960 april 2015 edition all data subject to correction and change jan.
Jul 14, 2014 david crosby is a student of industrial history in addition to his employment as a train dispatcher in scranton, pennsylvania. There are not a lot of books out there on the historic maryland and pennsylvania railroad, so if you want to learn about the history of this great little line, this is a must have. Pennsylvania railroad lines west by steve hipes alibris. The maryland and pennsylvania railroad reporting mark mpa, familiarly known as the ma and pa, was an american shortline railroad between york and hanover, pennsylvania, formerly operating passenger and freight trains on its original line between york and baltimore, maryland, from 1901 until the 1950s. Sep 29, 2011 a history of the bingen railroad station, part one the bingen station and the village itself existed to serve the north pennsylvania iron company. Pennsylvania railroad replaces an old bridge span with a new one in than three minutes. However, there are other types of railways, including those whose units consist of single selfpropelled cars, cabledrawn railways used to ascend steep.
Grant, thomas edison, and many others pay 5 cents each to stand in for coal. Through the years, the railroad name was transformed, merged, consolidated and transferred through many railroad companies. It was chartered in 1846 by the pennsylvania legislature to build a line between harrisburg and pittsburgh. He also authored a oneman play entitled witness at appomattox, which will debut in april 2006. He coauthored the history of scranton for arcadia press, due out in october 2005. Before the saucon rail trail had become what it is today, 5 miles of beautiful trail, it was a railroad called the north pennsylvania railroad n. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Pennsylvania railroad and long island rr directors inspection trip book, 1947.
Proceedings before the united states railroad labor board, chicago, july 8 and 9, 1921, containing statement of the position, policy and purpose of the pennsylvania railroad in its dealings with its employees. Genealogical research at the pennsylvania state archives. A general chronology of the pennsylvania railroad company its predecessors and successors and its historical context by christopher t. A history of the bingen railroad station, part one. Sleber the loyal war governors conference by timothy van scoyoc. Baer 1864 may 2015 edition all data subject to correction and change jan. A pictorial history by edwin p alexander and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Elsewhere, the seach will be visibly opened after this button is selected. Scranton, montrose and binghamton railroad wikipedia. The central susquehanna river valley has a rich railroad history which has helped build many communities and create thousands of jobs and industries in our area. Pennsylvania railroad company american railway britannica. Highlights of its story include coverage of its famous passenger trains, its impact upon the states economy, the railroads contributions to allied. The history of railroading in northeast pennsylvania today.
The history of railroading in northeast pennsylvania railroading and northeast pennsylvania in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th, the railroads who served northeast pennsylvania were major carriers of anthracite. Their general page on railroad related genealogical research might also be of interest. A history of the bingen railroad station, part one the bingen station and the village itself existed to serve the north pennsylvania iron company. Much of his dispatching territory consists of lines that were once operated by the lackawanna railroad and is depicted in this book. Our roots reach back to some of the earliest days or railroading in the united states. Centennial history of the pennsylvania railroad company, 18461946. The northern pacific railroad, the sioux, and the panic of 1873 by m. It is administered by the pennsylvania historical and museum commission with the active support of the friends of the railroad museum of pennsylvania frm. The erie lackawanna railroad historical society, inc.
Louis this book is intended to be an overview of the pennsylvania railroad west of pittsburgh to st. You may have more luck if you first search at the federal level for u. With plan of organization, portraits of officials and biographical sketches, volume 1 william bender wilson henry t. The pennsylvania railroad was one of the five main trunk lines to connect chicago and st. Collection of prr documents and related information. Churella provides a feel for the railroad, and he always considers the broader historical context. A history of the pennsylvania railroad and its predecessor companies in indiana. Ledgendary lionel trains by terry thompson book hard cover book copy. A brief history of scranton, pennsylvania and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle.
Louis in the years 1960 to 1999 in words and photographs. As a result, huge amounts of freight headed for new england passed thru this gateway for decades. In addition, we now hold a physical volume entitled real estate atlas of the western pennsylvania railroad, butler division, ca. Altoona and the pennsylvania railroad historical society. The north pennsylvania railroad was a railroad company which served philadelphia, montgomery county, bucks county and northampton county, pennsylvania. Founded in 1846 as purely an instate line, the philadelphiabased pennsylvania railroad became the nations single most important railroad, carrying 10 percent of all freight in america and 20 percent of all passengers. The pennsylvania railroad was an american class i railroad that was established in 1846 and. The pennsylvania center for the book pennsylvania railroad. Commonly referred to as the pennsy, the prr was headquartered in philadelphia, pennsylvania. Books anthracite railroads historical society, inc.
This book will become the standard history of the standard. Buy pennsylvania railroad mbi railroad colour history 1 by mike schafer, brian solomon isbn. The trip from downtown scranton always began on the scranton railway line on providence road and n. The history of railroading in northeast pennsylvania. Get the best deals on collectible railroad books when you shop the largest online selection at. Railroads, the pioneers building americas transportation backbone, and more. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Navigate to the global search form search landmark. You are in the pennsylvania railroad books section, of the railroading books department. Ride through the gallitzin tunnels and horseshoe curve to experience an engineering marvel built in the mid1800s.
The prr was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the u. But as marylands baltimore and ohio railroad expanded west in the early 1830s, philadelphians realized that their heroic efforts to bridge their state by a canalbased system would soon be outmoded. Note from the editor by tamara gaskell miller note from the president. An extensive and colorful salute to the nations largest railroa. It was so named because it was established in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. The 128page book also shares how the extensive railroad around scranton attracted the textile industry to the area, when at one time more than 50 silk mills operated in the city. Unfortunately, the state archives holds no single, comprehensive source about railroad accidents in general or about pennsylvania railroad prr accidents in particular. Browse maps, pictures and histories of abandoned railroad lines in the state of pennsylvania.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Pennsylvania railroad company, largest of the trunkline railroads that connected the east coast of the united states with the interior. International library of technology line model light figure animal draw 1920. Pennsylvania railroad system map, november 3, 1857. Interstate commerce commission investigative reports on railroad accidents.
Clugh 19011994 named assistant chief mechanical officer. History of the pennsylvania railroad the pennsylvania railroad s history has been a long and colorful one. Pa state archives mg286 scope and content note penn. Railroad maps pennsylvania historical and museum commission.
Pennsylvania railroad, 1912 page images at hathitrust. The philadelphia and reading railway, predecessor to the reading company, leased the north pennsylvania in 1879. At that point they traversed northern electric tracks up west market st. The societys mission is to further scholarly learning and interest in the pennsylvania railroad prr and its predecessor companies by stimulating and encouraging the collecting, researching, recording and preserving of all technical, historical and practical information concerning the prr and to make this information available to interested. Few corporate institutions had such widespread impact upon indianas people or their way of lifethe pennsy once operated onefourth of the states rail mileage.1442 695 1576 158 1408 575 973 1021 213 1283 970 622 1324 1602 1435 488 863 1128 156 1133 694 908 278 93 703 1400 893 274 1372 1327 262 198 54 884 285 59