The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division

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The Pittsburgh Division had its earliest beginnings in 1837, but what would be known as the main line was not completed until 1871. At its height, the Pittsburgh Division consisted of five distinct main lines and 14 branch lines, and the division had trackage rights over the Western Maryland and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroads. Images of Modern America: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division looks at five of these lines: the B&O Main Line from Cumberland to Pittsburgh; the Pittsburgh and Western; the Somerset and Cambria; the Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh; and the Wheeling, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
ISBN: 9781467123761
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 168
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Bruce Elliott has had a lifelong love affair with the B&O Railroad. Starting in the early 1970s, he decided to photograph what he could of the entire railroad in 12 of the “13 Great States” where it operated. Between 1965 and 1990, he traveled the expanse of the system, taking well over 8,500 photographs, including those within these covers. Elliott's inspiration comes from his father, an amateur photographer who introduced him to industrial photography—specifically, the railroads.
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