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The Steam and Diesel Era in Wheeling, West Virginia

Nicholas Fry

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ISBN 10: 1943665036 / ISBN 13: 9781943665037
Published by West Virginia University Press
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Title: The Steam and Diesel Era in Wheeling, West ...

Publisher: West Virginia University Press

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

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For nearly seventy years, John J. Young Jr. photographed railroads. With unparalleled scope and span, he documented the impact and beauty of railways in American life from1936 to 2004.

As a child during the Great Depression, J. J. Young Jr. began to photograph railroads in Wheeling, West Virginia. This book collects over one hundred fifty of those images—some unpublished until now—documenting the railroads of Wheeling and the surrounding area from the 1930s until the 1960s.

The photographs within this book highlight the major railroads of Wheeling: the Baltimore & Ohio, the Pennsylvania, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh & West Virginia, the New York Central, and the industrial and interurban rail lines that crisscrossed the region. These images capture the routine activities of trains that carried passengers and freight to and from the city and its industries, as well as more unusual traffic, such as a circus-advertising car, the General Motors Train of Tomorrow, and the 1947 American Freedom Train.

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"The photographs at this book's heart are uniformly professional, both technically and artistically. They tell graphic stories about how railroads were operated in the industry s 'traditional' era."
Herbert H. Harwood Jr., author of The RailroadThat Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad
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-The photographs at this book's heart are uniformly professional, both technically and artistically. They tell graphic stories about how railroads were operated in the industry's 'traditional' era.-
-- Herbert H. Harwood Jr., author of The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad


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