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The History of the Pennsylvania Railroad

 

Edition:

Reprint 1996

Author:

Timothy Jacobs

Publisher:

SmithMark Publishers, Inc.

Published:

1995

ISBN:

0-8317-3787-5

Pages:

128

Type:

hardbound

This book spends almost half on the period before WWI, which means there is lots of historical information about how the PRR was formed. There are lots of photos of steam engines, a disproportionate number of photos of the GG1, and many photos of Conrail engines. There are also a number of photos of PRR-significant structures and railroad advertising signs.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

6

Introduction

2

10

Beginnings

3

22

The Pennsylvania Railroad

4

32

The Pennsy Under Way

5

42

The Scott Years

6

48

The Roberts Years

7

56

Freight and Passenger Service; Locomotives

8

78

The Cassatt Years

9

90

World War I and the Twenties

10

96

Boom And Bust And War Again

11

106

The End

12

114

Penn Central And Conrail