Images of America: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

Images of America: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia
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In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews
headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities 


Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.

Author: 
Withers, Bob
Publication Date: 
2007-09-26