The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad

The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad

Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania's most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and a group of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia industrialists, the South Pennsylvania Railroad was intended… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (September 06, 2010)

Collection: Railroads Past and Present

Parent ISBN: 9780253355485

Page count: 184 pages

Language: English


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