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Pennsylvania railroad

Author: Mike Schafer; Brian Solomon
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2009.
Series: MBI railroad color history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This illustrated history examines the evolution of the mighty "Pennsy" from a disparate group of early horse-car lines into a twentieth-century transportation giant sprawling across 10,000 route miles in 13 of the nation's most populous states."--Dust jacket. "This hardcover edition of the original soft cover volume consists of all new photography from numerous collections. ... We introduce this hardcover edition  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Schafer; Brian Solomon
ISBN: 9780760329306 0760329303
OCLC Number: 234257275
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Dawn of the Pennsylvania Railroad --
The expansion years --
Coming of age --
New York extension and electrification --
Passenger trains --
From coal and steel to produce and merchandise --
Steam --
The electrics --
The diesel era --
Twilight years --
The PRR today.
Series Title: MBI railroad color history.
Responsibility: Mike Schafer & Brian Solomon.
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"This illustrated history examines the evolution of the mighty "Pennsy" from a disparate group of early horse-car lines into a twentieth-century transportation giant sprawling across 10,000 route miles in 13 of the nation's most populous states."--Dust jacket. "This hardcover edition of the original soft cover volume consists of all new photography from numerous collections. ... We introduce this hardcover edition of the first book in the Railroad Color History Series. We have updated and corrected the text and inserted all new photography and artwork ... [with] extra coverage of the railroad's vast locomotive fleet, with separate chapters for PRR steam, electric locomotives, and diesels."--Page 6- 7.

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