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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia (Paperback)

Author: Withers, Bob

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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.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738552835
SKU 204700827
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738552836
Release Date 9/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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