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The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad 1869-1969 4

Product Manufacturer: Golden West Books
Manufacturer Model: BLER69
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The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad 1869-1969

Book is in good condition, the dust jacket has some tears

Handsomely done history issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, this volume traces the growth of the railroad from its modest start in 1869 as a short line serving a single coal mine in Mercer County, PA to its status as one of the last surviving independent Class I railroads in the US. The railroad served as a direct route between the Pittsburgh area and the Lake Erie ports of Conneaut, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania. With rosters of steam and diesel locomotives, (including road switchers), gas rail cars, freight cars and passenger cars. The author provides a detailed background on the transportation problems in northwest Pennsylvania in the early days, the rise of the canals and railroads, and the gradual development of the Bessemer and Lake Erie, including the outsized role of Andrew Carnegie. With oversized foldout sheet in back, one side showing gradient profiles for railroad and the other showing map of all predecessor lines. Decorative end papers show system map. Cover portrait by Howard Fogg. 184 pages with bibliography and index.

Made In: United States

Product Condition: Used

Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad

Author(s): Roy C. Beaver
Number of Pages: 184
Publication Date: 1969
Age Group: adult
Product Notes:
4. This item is out of print and is limited to the quantity on hand.