Before the American Civil War, Cincinnati was the biggest town in "The West" - larger than St. Louis, and far larger than Chicago or Cleveland. Once the Pennsylvania Railroad reached Pittsburgh, Cincinnati was the great inland city to which the Railroad had to connect.
This book brings together photographs, historical materials, and company records from sources both local and nationwide. It thus combines knowledge and images never before brought together. The book explores yards, stations, interlocking plants, and motive power over the 100 years the Pennsy came into Cincy, and shows that this part of the System was made up of both "standard" and highly non-standard components.
The 160 pages include 305 photographs, three paintings, nine sidebars, six maps, and 44 assorted tables, posters, and track diagrams. All color originals are reproduced in color.
Pennsylvania Rairoad Technical & Historical Society, softcover, 160 pages, standard portrait format 8 x 10 in., Black & White and Color photographs, timetables, train consists.