This railroad ran through the hills of Pennsylvania and West Virginia coal-country. Tree-covered hills with varieties of diesel power in various paint schemes are presented. Photographs span the diesel years from Baldwin switchers and Baldwin Shark-noses to later General Electric Super 7's.
Volume 1 covers the Brownsville headquarters of this important, Fallen Flag coal-hauler, the equipment, and the East Division.
The work details the diesel purchases including Baldwin switchers and second-hand Sharks, new GP38's and hand-me-down GP7's, and the experimental Super-7's, as well as run-through power from parents and partners (B&O, Chessie, Penn Central, Conrail, C&NW, Detroit Edison, and others.)
Contents:Brownsville and South Brownsville, pp. 6-25;Diesel Locomotive Roster, pg. 26;Locomotives, pp. 27-52;Cabooses, pp. 53-59;Maintenance-of-Way Equipment, pp. 60-66;Leased Power, Demonstrators and Visitors, pp. 67-75;East Division, pp. 76-114;Coal is King, 115-123;B&O and Chessie System Traffic, pp. 124-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color photographs, map, locomotive roster.