Mount Union was the location of the interchange between the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad and the famous narrow gauge line, the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company. But in addition to the East Broad Top, there were 3-ft. gauge tracks serving the brick manufacturers of Harbinson-Walker Refractories Company and General Refractories. Also the Pennsylvania Railroad operated a tie treatment plant with its own 2-ft. gauge railroad.
As the Pennsylvania Railroad Railroad relocated its mainline around the center of town and the tie plant and brick manufacturers have closed, Mount Union is not the railroad center it once was. This book is a history book with extensive text and many Black-and-White photographs from the past up until the Conrail era to supplement the text.
Contents:Mount Union...a Pulsating Railroad Town in 1906!, pp. 6-8;Introduction, pp. 9-18;Tracks from West to East; Tracks from West to South, pp. 19-60;Narrow Gauge Capital of the East, pp. 61-62;Two-Foot Gauge Tracks at the Tie Plant, pp. 63-70;Harbinson-Walker's Narrow Gauge Tracks Through the Mist, pp. 71-84;The Elimination of Mount Union's Deadly Thoroughfare, pp. 85-116;A Perfect Recipe for Disaster: Train Wreck of 1917, pp. 117-120;Tracks at Mount Union's Forgotten Silica Brick Plant, pp. 121-126;Sandwiched Between the EBT Tracks and the Juniata River, pp. 127-129;Acknowledgements, pp. 130-132;Bibliography, pg. 133.
The Garbely Publishing Company, softcover, 134 pages, standard landscape book 10 x 8 in., Black & White photographs, maps and diagrams, extensive text.