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W. A. YOUNG & SON'S FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP RICES LANDING PENNSYLVANIA 9 pages softcover

This is drawings of the W.A. Young & Son's Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing Pennsylvania. Includes drawings of the buildings, floor plans, sectional drawings and drawings showing the arrangements of the machinery used in the shop. Whiskey1

$ 27.00
WABASH IN COLOR VOLUME 2 "Michael C. Kelly. 128 Pages. Hardcover.

Follow the Flag and examine more than 240 color photos of this classic railroad, which left the Midwest rail landscape in 1964. The Wabash operated one of the more exotic diesel rosters and they're all illustrated in this system-wide tour. All Color." Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WABASH PITTSBURGH TERMINAL RAILROAD Howard Worley Jr 178 pages softcover

One hundred years ago the last major railroad was built into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The name of this railroad was the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway and was the brainchild of city native Joseph Ramsey, Jr. who was President of the Wabash Railroad. Financed by millionaire George Jay Gould, this new railroad connected his 15,000 mile railroad empire to the Iron City. Its construction created an epic adventure, set around the 20th Century. The struggle to build the railroad consumed four long years of wrangling, construction delays, labor disputes, accidents and weather related problems. Once built, the line lasted but a few short years before entering receivership, finally passing into the history books in 1916.

This book is out of print only 2 copies left in stock- these have bumps to the corner. Whiskey1

$ 18.00
WABASH TRACKSIDE W/EMERY GULASH 1954-74 Jerry Pinkepank 128 pages hardcover all color

Follow the Wabash as its eclectic diesel fleet highballs hotshot auto traffic and fabled passenger trains. Our book celebrates the color work of fabled photographer Emery Gulash and continues as the N&W extends its paint and influence after the 1964 merger. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WABASH/NICKEL PLATE/DT&I COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT & PASSENGER EQUIPMENT Jim Kinkaid 128 pages hardcover all color

More then 300 color photos of these Mid-Western fallen flags. Also includes AA, ART, M&LS and NJi&I. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WALKER COUNTY (ALABAMA) COAL MINES Iris McAvoy 128 pages The discovery of black rocks that glow along Lost Creek transformed Walker County. Settlers began to open wagon mines and ship coal in barges along the Warrior River. The railroad soon followed, which brought in corporations and big mining camps. Every town is littered with stories, from Dora's Uniontown to the union wars in Carbon Hill to the Gorgas mining experiment. Oakman's Corona camp housed the county's very first hospital, while Sipsey and Empire had a Harvard-educated teacher. Progress was made, largely due to coal. In Images of America: Walker County Coal Mines, readers will learn about the people and the industry that makes Walker County special. Whiskey1 $ 21.50
WALLACE W ABBEY A LIFE IN RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHY Kevin Keefe and Scott Lothes 240 pages Hardcover

From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.

Due February Whiskey1

$ 45.75
WALTON AND THE DELHI BRANCH ON THE O&W VOLUME 1 Mark Kennaugh 164 pages Hardcover

This book looks at Walton, New York and the New York Ontario & Western Railway. The book begins with a look at the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad in Walton and it's operations. Also covered are the yard and facilities in Walton, Passenger service, Milk Trains, freight trains and the motive powered used. Other chapters cover the business served by the railroad and the end of the railroad. Whiskey1

$ 32.75
WARBONNETS & BLUEBONNETS Joe McMillan 240 pages hardcover

This is the long-awaited Volume 3 of the Santa Fe in Color Series and features the last three decades (1965-1995) of the Santa Fe in Texas. 405 color photos. Whiskey1

$ 59.50
WASHINGTON & OLD DOMINION RAILROAD David Guillaudeu 128 pages softcover

The Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad laid track from Alexandria through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County towards the coalfields of West Virginia. In 1900, the Southern Railway, which had taken over the line, extended the railroad into Bluemont on the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Washington & Old Dominion Railway leased the Southern Railway's line in 1912, went into receivership in 1932, and was reorganized into the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad in 1935. The employees excavated the roadbed by hand, built stations and electric locomotives, reconfigured passenger cars, replaced diesel motors, and rebuilt bridges. Eventually, public roads and a lack of shipping and receiving industries forced the railroad into abandonment. Through old photographs, Washington & Old Dominion Railroad explores the efforts that went into building, operating, and maintaining the railroad whose right-of-way has now become the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park. Whiskey1

$ 21.50
WASHINGTON & OLD DOMINION RAILROAD REVISITED David Guillaudeu and Paul McCray 128 pages softcover

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad covered the railroad's corporate history, construction, and operation. This second volume expands the coverage with a geographic focus on fourlocations: Rosslyn, Great Falls, Leesburg, and Purcellville. The images within offer a look at the railroad's feed and grain business, railfan-typeviews of equipment, and a visual record of methods used to maintain the right-of-way and place equipment back on the tracks. Additionally, this work offers a history of the conversion of the right-of-way into thevery popular Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park. Learn about the history of mills and their place in the local economy. See how the Burro crane was a jack of all trades. Look under the hoodand inside the cab to imagine what it was like to be an engineer on one of the railroad's Baldwin-Westinghouse electric freight locomotives. Whiskey1

$ 21.50
WATERFRONT TERMINALS AND OPERATIONS Bernard Kempinski 96 pages softcover

Rail-marine operations are a vital aspect of modern transportation, and Waterfront Terminals and Operations explores this interesting topic in model railroading. This book includes: A historical overview of the railroad-marine interface - the terminal where railroad tracks meet lakes or sea, from a modeler's perspective; Chapters on break bulk piers and terminals, grain terminals, mineral terminals, railroad ferries and car float terminals, container terminals, barge terminals, ship building, and modeling water and wharves; Prototype information along with buildable track plans and modeling tips. Whiskey1

$ 20.75
WAYNESBURG & WASHINGTON RAILROAD SECOND NUMBER 4 James Weinschenker 80 pages softcover

Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Second Locomotive Number 4 offersthe reader a full historical account of the extant narrow gauge locomotive. For the first time, readers are given a full account of the history of Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Second Number 4. Author Jim Weinschenker chronicles the life of this rare locomotive from its May 1916 construction through 2014.Builder's specifications, in-service and post-abandonment photographs, detailed drawings, coupled with historical background, this is a must read for the narrow gauge locomotive enthusiast. Over 125 photographs in b/w & color. Whiskey1

$ 25.75
WEALTH, WASTE & ALIENATION - GROWTH & DECLINE IN THE CONNELLSVILLE COKE INDUSTRY Kenneth Warren 320 pages hardcover

The southwestern Pennsylvania town of Connellsville lay in the middle of a massive reserve of high quality coal. Connellsville coal was so soft and easily worked that one man and a boy could cut and load ten tons of it in ten hours. This region became a major source of coke, a vital material in industrial processes, above all in steel manufacture, producing forty-seven percent of America`s supply in 1913. But by the 1920s, what had seemed to be a gold mine was turning into a devastating economic, environmental and social loss. In Wealth, Waste and Alienation, Kenneth Warren draws from primary source material, including the minutes and letters of the Carnegie Steel Company, the United States Steel Corporation, and the archives of Henry Clay Frick, to explain the birth, phenomenal growth, decline and death of the Connellsville coke industry. Its rich natural resources produced wealth for individuals, companies, and some communities, but as Warren shows, there was also social alienation, waste, and devastation of the natural environment. The complicated structure of enterprise, capital, and labor which made this region flourish unwound almost as quickly as it arose, creating repercussions that are still reverberating in what_s left of Connellsville today, a kind of postindustrial rural shell of its former productive glory. Whiskey1

$ 32.75
WEARE SAW & GRIST MILL - HAMPTON FALLS, NH 20 pages softcover

This is a look at the Weare Saw Mill in Hampton Falls, NH. Includes floor plans of the mill, drawings of the buildings and machinery. Whiskey1

$ 35.00
WELLSBORO'S OWN RAILWAY - NEW YORK CENTRAL Richard Stoving 40 pages softcover

The complete story of the railroad running through Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, from its humble beginnings as the Fall Brook Coal Company in 1859, and continuing as the Fall Brook Railway, the New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail, the Wellsboro and Corning and finally, the Tioga Central. Detailed history, plus RARE photos of FBCC steam locomotives, NYC steam and diesel, PC diesels and more! Over 40 photos. Whiskey1

$ 12.00
WEST BRANCH MILL OF THE SIERRA LUMBER COMPANY - EARLY LOGGING IN NE CALIF. Andy Mark 128 pages softcover

In the late 1800s, the green gold of California_s inland timber belt included the long-coned sugar pine and cinnamon-dusted ponderosa pine of Big Chico Creek Canyon. Tucked into the steep terrain of present-day Butte and Tehama Counties, the bustling West Branch Mill logging operations moved timber from the foothills east of Chico to waiting markets in Sacramento, Marysville and San Francisco. Local author Andy Mark recounts the lesser-known history of the West Branch Mill, recalling a time when resident physician Newton T. Enloe treated the daring men who faced daily peril, John Bidwell_s bumpy and sometimes treacherous Humboldt Wagon Road was essentially the only route to town and Big Chico Creek was lined with an elevated flume running lumber and ambulance rafts. Whiskey1

$ 19.50
WEST CHESTER STREET RAILWAY COMPANY Benson Rohrbeck 76 pages softcover

This is an illustrated history of electric railways in Chester County of Pennsylvania. Over 40 photos, car barn plans, rosters, and fold-out maps. Whiskey1

$ 12.50
WEST COAST INTERURBANS - CALIFORNIA 296 pages hardcover

The Golden State of California was once a beehive of interurban electric railways and the interurban played a major role in the development of intercity public transportation. Unfortunately, the interurban's major role in public travel between cities and towns was short lived. The interurban outpaced the motor car until the depression. But with a motor car parked at home Americans were able to travel with out needing interurbans. Only those interurbans that operated freight, express and mail service and offered commuter trains were able to survive until World War 2. During and after World War 2, the motor bus and automobile triggered the demise of the interurbans. This book presents a pictorial history of California interurbans, beginning in San Diego and following the coast up to Los Angeles, home of the Pacific Electric. The story then moves to the San Franciso Bay region where there were numerous carriers. Included in the book are the Central California Traction Company, Glendale & Montrose Railway, Key System, Northern Electric Railway, Northwestern Pacific Railway, Pacific Electric Railway, Peninsular Railway, Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway, Sacramento Northern, San Diego Electric Railway, San Diego & Southwestern Railway, San Francisco & San Mateo Ry, San Francisco Napa & Calistoga Ry, Southern Pacific (Interurban Electric), Tidewater Southern and Visalia Electric. Over 579 illustrations Whiskey1

$ 55.50
WEST FLORIDA RAILS IN COLOR VOL 1 THE EMERY GULASH COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF ACL & SCL 1957-67 Jerry Pinkepank 128 pages hardcover

Join master photographer Emery Gulash as he explored the west side of the Sunshine State during his winter vacations in a ten year period before the SCL merger. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WEST FLORIDA RAILS IN COLOR VOL 2 SCL, SBD 1970-1987 Jerry Pinkepank 128 pages hardcover

The post-merger operations of ACL and SAL are examined including the abandonment of duplicate mileage under the new SCL flag in West Florida. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WEST FLORIDA RAILS IN COLOR VOL 3 BONE VALLEY PHOSPHATE OPERATIONS 1971-87 Jerry Pinkepank 128 pages hardcover

The motive power and phosphate operations in the Bone Valley of Florida are explained in detail by diesel authority Jerry Pinkepank in this concluding volume to the series. SBD System, CSX, shortlines! Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WEST JERSEY RAILS softcover

This is a look at the Camden & Amboy RR, West Jersey & Seashore Steamboats, Westville Cutoff of the WJ&S, Trolleys in Camden NJ, CNJs Blue Comet, Reading Steam to the Seashore,Bridgeton Branch of the West Jersey RR, Philadelphia & Camden Ferry Co, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore line Cabin Cars. Many photos. Whiskey1

$ 12.00
WEST JERSEY RAILS II softcover

This is a look at Delair Bridge, Shore Fast Line, Atlantic Type Locos, Reading type Locos, Atlantic City Union Station, Dieselization of the PRSL, and more. Many photos. Whiskey1

$ 12.00
WEST OF CUMBERLAND B&O BOOK 1 OLD MAIN LINE Terry Arbogast 464 pages hardcover

This is a look at the Baltimore & Ohio in West Virginia. This volume covers the Old Main Line, detailing the history and operations along the route, the passenger trains and stories of the people who had worked there. Whiskey1

$ 60.75
WEST POINT ROUTE - ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAILROAD AND THE WESTERN RY OF ALABAMA Robert Hanson 191 pages hardcover

The West Point Route consisted of the Western Railway of Alabama and the Atlanta & West Point Railroad, operating in Georgia and Alabama. Once considered by David Morgan of Trains magazine to be the "All American Railroad", but not selected because of its short 225-mile length, it had full-blown passenger and freight operations. Controlled by Atlantic Coast Line with Southern, forwarding such trains as the Piedmont Limited and The Crescent. This book gives a detailed, cogent, and well-documented history of this well-known but little understood operation. Whiskey1

$ 40.50
WEST SIDE BELT ROUTE Howard Worley Jr 160 pages softcover

This book completes the Pittsburgh Railroad Book trilogy that spanned the life of this railroad and its predecessor Little Saw Mill Run line, the receivership years under the ill-fated Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, and the rebirth as part of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway. As testament to the longevity of the West Side Belt, one can still visit portions of the right of way and occasionally see a train pass by. Whiskey1

$ 20.00
WEST SIDE PICTORIAL Mallory Hope Ferrell 312 pages hardcover

America's best-loved narrow gauge author concentrates on the visual aspects of the West Side Lumber Company of California in this volume. The text, photos-including rare action shots, maps, plans and West Side model pictures, and a complete locomotive and car roster all combine to make this a thorough and engaging book. Nearly 700 black & white and color illustrations from Ferrell's extensive photo collection and his contacts in the railroad field. Whiskey1

$ 50.50
WEST VIRGINIA CENTRAL & PITTSBURGH RAILWAY Alan Clarke 160 pages hardcover

Beginning as a narrow gauge line in 1880, its name and gauge changed in 1881 and in the ensuing years it opened a huge swathe of timber and coal territory in northern West Virginia to use, creating such towns as Elkins, Davis, and Thomas. A major connection was made with the C&Os Greenbrier Branch at Durbin, W. Va. in 1900. Sold to the Gould interests in 1902 it became an important part of the Western Maryland Railway in 1905 and contributed heavily to that roads prosperity in the coal and lumber trade down to modern times. The story is carried down through the WM and Chessie System eras to todays CSX operations on the remaining lines. Whiskey1

$ 30.50
WEST VIRGINIA'S LAST LOGGING RR - MEADOW RIVER LUMBER "Philip Bagdon 80 pages softcover

This is the complete history of West Virginia's largest logging railroad which was also its last, operating from 1912-1972. It operated Shay, Heisler, and Climax geared steam locomotives and in the last 15 years also had diesels. The book covers the locomotives, cars and operations as well as background on the company and its owners, the Raine family. Photos show all aspects of the operation and the people involved. Meadow River was at one time the largest producer of hardwood lumber in the world. Some of its equipment has survived to operate on tourist lines." Whiskey1

$ 19.50
WEST VIRGINIA RAILROADS VOL 2 CHESAPEAKE & OHIO Thomas Dixon Jr 144 pages hardcover

This is second in a series of books on the railroads of West Virginia. This volume deals with the C&O. The era is mid-20th Century (1935-1965) and the story is not only told with words and photos but also with many maps and drawings that show C&O's lines in WV really worked and how they comprised the key element of the seven state C&O system. This is very much a reference book and gazatteer and publishes information lacking from the several previous books on various aspects of this subject. Among the areas covered are the Alleghany Sub-Division, Greenbrier Sub-Division, New River Sub-Division, Kanawha Sub-Division, Branch Lines and passenger trains. Whiskey1

$ 27.75
WEST VIRGINIA RAILROADS VOL 3 BALTIMORE & OHIO Robert Withers 144 pages hardcover

This is the thirdin a series of books on the railroads of West Virginia. This volume deals with the B&O in the state, including treatment of each of its divisions and subdivisions as well as a chapter on passenger service. Over 200 illustrations. Whiskey1

$ 27.75
WEST VIRGINIA RAILROADS VOL 4 VIRGINIAN RAILWAY Lloyd Lewis 128 pages hardcover

This fourth volume in the West Virginia railroads series tells the story of the Virginian Railway. Built late in the railway era, it was intended for the almost exclusive haulage of coal from the West Virginia mines to Norfolk Virginia. The Virginian operated a 136 mile electrified mainline, much of it through its West Virginia territory, which provided improved operations compared to steam power. Because of its lack of passenger and general freight traffic and its concentration on coal, it had a reputation as an unmatched money maker. Organized in 1907 it was absorbed by the N&W in 1959. Whiskey1

$ 27.75
WEST VIRGINIA RAILROADS VOL 5 GEARED LOGGING LOCOMOTIVES Thomas Dixon hardcover

This fifth volume in the West Virginia railroads series is a general history of the geared Shay. Climax & Heisler type locomotives that were so prevalent in West Virginia Logging Operations in the era from the 1890s until the 1950s. Included are overview histories of each type of engine followed by chapters showing photos of the engines as they were being used in the woods in large and small logging operations. A general chapter on logging in West Virginia serves as a backdrop for the appearance and use of these unusual locomotives. Whiskey1

$ 27.75
WESTCHESTER COUNTY'S MILLION $ A MILE RAILROAD Robert Bang 62 pages softcover

This is a look at the New York, Westchester and Boston. Includes many views of the construction of the line, the rolling stock and the scrapping of the line." Whiskey1

$ 15.00
WESTERN MARYLAND IN COLOR VOL 2 LATE STEAM AND EARLY DIESEL Jeremy Plant 128 pages hardcover

The best compilation of Western Maryland steam and early diesel to ever be assembled and in full color! These rare images are spread through 128 pages and detailed by author Jerry Plant in glorious detail. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WESTERN MARYLAND PORT COVINGTON DRAWINGS 9 pages softcover

This includes drawings of the Western Maryland's Direct Loading Lifting Car Dumper at Port Covington. Whiskey1

$ 25.00
WESTERN MARYLAND POWER IN COLOR Robert Yanosey 128 pages hardcover

Always a fan favorite because of its reach into some of the Northeast's most scenic areas and its David role in the David-and-Goliath world of railroading, the Western Maryland was staffed by an eclectic assemblage of diesel locomotives, all meticulously maintained until the road was gradually assimilated into the Chessie System in the late 1970s. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY Anthony Puzzilla 128 pages softcover

The Western Maryland Railway was never a large Class 1 rail carrier, but during its 131 colorful years of existence, it provided extremely fast, efficient, and reliable freight; coal-hauling; and passenger service in the states it served. This book contains images from the history of this remarkable railroad and also provides the reader the opportunity to see how the legacy of the Western Maryland Railway is being maintained and remembered even today at some of its well-known train stations, such as in Cumberland and Union Bridge, Maryland, now home to the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS). The Western Maryland is now gone, but through the wonderful images captured and preserved by the WMRHS and private archival photograph collections, the dream of the railway will live on. Whiskey1

$ 21.50
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY CUMBERLAND EXTENSION 1904-1906 38 pages softcover

This is drawings of the Western Maryland Cumberland Extension. Includes maps of the route, drawings of the bridges and tunnels. Whiskey1

$ 60.00
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY CUMBERLAND EXTENSION MP125 TO MP160 119 pages softcover

This a written description of the Western Maryland's Cumberland Extension from MP125 to MP160. Includes some background information on the Western Maryland, current conditions of the Extension and it's bridges and tunnels, corporate history of the Western Maryland, construction of the line, operations and more. Includes a few photos. Whiskey1

$ 27.00
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY FINAL O.S. (ON SHEET) Gene Schaeffer 144 pages hardcover

Western Maryland Railway Final O.S. covers the last years ofwhat was left of the Western Maryland Railway. From 1979 up through the early 1980's. Some fantastic night scenes at Connellsville, Bayard and Elkins. Alot of coverage of the Thomas Sub in West Virginia.We visit Hagerstown briefly, see the last WM F-7's before scrapping. Hagerstown chop nosed GP-7's and GP-9's, as well as WM's GP-35's, GP-40's and 6 axle power. A few scene's riding a Bayard Turn up famousBlackfork Grade, as well as some scene's from down in Blackfork. Whiskey1

$ 45.75
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY REVENUE EQUIPMENT: BOXCARS & REFRIGERATOR CARS William Oertly and D.A. McFall 112 pages softcover

This is a look at the boxcars and refrigerator cars of the Western Maryland. Well illustrated. Whiskey1

$ 22.50
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY REVENUE EQUIPMENT: GONDOLAS William Oertly and Don McFall 192 pages softcover

This book examines the Gondolas of the Western Maryland Railway. Included are a roster of the Western Maryland's freight cars from 1905 to 1995, an overview of the Western Maryland's Gondola fleet and a class by class look at the cars used. Includes photos and drawings. Whiskey1

$ 35.00
WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY SHAY NO. 6 Gerald Futej and Max Robin 104 pages softcover

This book examines the history of the Western Maryland's Shay #6. Included are a look at the Western Maryland's Chaffee Branch, the construction of the locomotive, the transfer of Shay #6 from the B&O Museum to Cass and the restoration of the locomotive. Well illustrated. Whiskey1

$ 23.75
WESTERN MARYLAND STEAM LOCOMOTIVE DIAGRAMS 1936 66 pages softcover

This is a reproduction of a 1936 Western Maryland Locomotive Diagram book. Includes Shays, Pacifics, Consolidations, Articulateds, switchers, Northerns and decapods. Whiskey1

$ 34.50
WESTERN MARYLAND STEAM LOCOMOTIVE DIAGRAMS 1954 66 pages softcover

This is a reproduction of a 1954 Western Maryland Locomotive Diagram book. Includes Shays, Pacifics, Consolidations, Articulateds, switchers, Northerns and decapods. Whiskey1

$ 34.50
WESTERN MARYLAND TRACKSIDE WITH GEORGE LEILICH Jeremy Plant 128 pages hardcover all color

A color history of the Western Maryland in its last three decades through the camera lens of its Vice President of Operations, George M. Leilich. Whiskey1

$ 48.75
WESTERN NEW YORK STEEL Spencer Morgan 128 pages softcover

Over the past 200 years, Western New York has been witness to the socioeconomic rise and decline of a mighty steel industry. Like other rust belt cities, Buffalo, New York, was once an incredible financial and manufacturing superpower on the Great Lakes. The steel industry of Western New York was a leader of the Gilded Age and the embodiment of the postwar American dream. It employed almost a third of the regional population'many of whom still live in the area. As time progressed, failure to develop and compete with foreign contenders ultimately led to the collapse of its steel industry. Former steel workers have fought to keep this regional history alive and have contributed to this book. The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, along with members of the community, have graciously assisted in the selection of images used to describe this once-great and influential industry. Whiskey1

$ 21.50
WESTERN OHIO RAILWAY Scott Trostel 92 pages softcover

As the 20th century opened, so did the rapid rise of interest in the systems of mass transit. It was a sign of progress right along side the invention and use of electric generation. The Western Ohio Railway was part of a grand plan to connect Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati by a line of interurban railways. It was virtually unheard of, but two visionaries from Cleveland embarked upon the project. The Western Ohio Railway was to connect the Dayton and Troy Electric Railway at Piqua and with the Toledo, Urban and Interurban Railway at Findlay via the important industrial town of Lima. By 1901 proposals were put forth for the detailed route of the railway. It meant the end of rural isolation and the introduction of electric into the smaller rural villages along with the rural dweller. It was a group of determined businessmen who finally brought reality to the proposed electric railway when they began constructing the Western Ohio Railway, to connect the City of Piqua with the City of Findlay. At Wapakoneta a branch went west to the Grand Lake, and another went south to Minster. At Findlay they connected with the Toledo, Urban and Interurban Railway, making a continuous line to Toledo. Via a trackage rights arrangement, they also operated into Fostoria and Fremont via a subsidiary line, the Fostoria and Fremont Railway, this assuring electric railway transportation from Piqua all the way to Sandusky and Cleveland over the Lake Shore Electric Railway. The enterprise formed a consortium known as the Lima Route with other lines to assure passengers smooth connections between several towns in Indiana and across Ohio. Thus began 30 years of continuous passenger operations and an even stronger freight and package delivery business, the likes of which have never been repeated. This is the story of an important electric railway line that was at least 100 years ahead of its time. Whiskey1

$ 20.75

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