The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Rail series is Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad from local authors Kenneth C. Springirth and David L. Weber. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
In 1859, when oil was successfully drilled near Titusville, the closest railroad was 27 miles away. To fill a transportation need, the Oil Creek Railroad line was completed from Corry to Titusville in 1862. Under a series of mergers, it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad by 1900.
When Titusville’s last railroad was about to be abandoned, the Oil Creek Railway Society formed and saved the line. Through vintage photographs, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad relives the railroad history of a valley that has become a lovely wilderness served by an important railroad.
Highlights of Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad:
• Former Titusville industries once served by the railroads are included.
• The book has railroad passenger schedules that linked the region to the rest of the United States.
• There are extensive photographs of the current freight service in the Titusville area.
• The book focuses on the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad that once served the area.
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