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This book traces the history of one of the most powerful and influential railroads in America's History - a railroad called 'a nation unto itself' by fortune magazine. Rail historian Mike Schaefer examines this mighty railroads into a twentieth-century transport giant. Both colour and black-and-white photographs and period ads illustrate the railroad's many facets, including both it's passenger and freight operations, as well as its motive power through the decades. There is an epilogue that details the legacy left by the Pennsy after its 1968 merger.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760329306
ISBN-10: 0760329303
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 210mm x 18mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Mike Schafer

Mike Schlafer is a long-time rail photographer and the author of several books on North American Railroads and motive power. Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books on railroads and writers for Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and Rail News.

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