Scenes Along the Rails is the anchor title for a series of books planned to pictorially explore the railroads and related industries of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The first 25 years of the 20th century-perhaps the busiest time for American railroads-forms the time frame for the series.
Part 2 of Volume 1 centers on the High Plateau and Endless Mountains area between Wilkes-Barre and Sayre, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley Railroad's Pennsylvania Division and its Bowman Creek and State Line and Sullivan branches comprise a significant portion of this book. Mining operations in sections of the Northern and Bernice coal fields are depicted along with scenes of the major lumber company towns of Laquin, Masten, Lopez and Ricketts.
Contents: Introduction; Map: The Coal Fields of Pennsylvania; Guide to Railroad Maps; Lehigh Valley Railroad; Pittsburgh, Binghamton and Eastern Railroad; Susquehanna and New York Railroad; Susquehanna and Eagles Mere Railroad; Williamsport and North Branch Railroad; Eagles Mere Railroad; Bloomsburg and Sullivan Railroad; Susquehanna, Bloomsburg; and Berwick Railroad; Bibliography; Index.
Depot Square Publishing, hardcover with dust jacket, 152 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., 193 photographs and 6 maps; index.