Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations

Images of America: Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg documents many of these passenger stations through vintage photographs and other images.

Author: Jim Sundman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439656908

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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In 1857, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) took over Pennsylvania’s Main Line of Public Works, a state-owned railroad and canal system built in the 1830s. Costly to build and maintain, and never attracting the traffic needed to sustain it, the state was eager to let it go. Keeping the rail portion and combining it with its own lines, the PRR ultimately developed a well-built and well-run rail line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh all while keeping the “main line” moniker. The eastern section between Philadelphia and Harrisburg was especially successful, particularly after the railroad built new communities along the line that were at first summer destinations and later year-round homes for daily commuters. Other towns and cities along the main line had a strong industrial or agricultural base needing rail access, and many of these communities had attractive train stations. Images of America: Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg documents many of these passenger stations through vintage photographs and other images. Most are gone, but fortunately some still stand and are in use today.

The Official Railway Guide

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Heart of the Pennsylvania Railroad

Explores the Pennsy main line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and the three divisions that operated it. Photos and explanations trace the line's electric, steam, and diesel locomotives in all their glory.

Author: Robert S. McGonigal

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

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Explores the Pennsy main line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and the three divisions that operated it. Photos and explanations trace the line's electric, steam, and diesel locomotives in all their glory.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Pennsylvania Main Line Canal ( Pa . ) BT Canals — Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dutch ... Pennsylvania meadow mouse USE Microtus
pennsylvanicus Pennsylvania Railroad Station ( Pittsburgh , Pa . ) BT Railroad
stationsPennsylvania ...

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Pennsylvania Main Line Canal ( Pa . ) BT Canals — Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dutch ... Pennsylvania meadow mouse USE Microtus
pennsylvanicus Pennsylvania Railroad Station ( Pittsburgh , Pa . ) BT Railroad
stations - Pennsylvania ...

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The Monitor Guide to Post Offices and Railroad Stations in the United States and Canada

... and Freight Lines. List of Railroads in the United States . ... It 2911 407
Pennsylvania . Lexington Division . ... ( Main Line ) . # 1 316 Memphis & Little
Rock . 3736 Charlotte Branch . # 1 40729 Philadelphia & Erie Division . 317
Memphis ...

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The Pennsylvania Railroad Volume 1

This first volume opens with the development of the Main Line of Public Works, devised by Pennsylvanians in the 1820s to compete with the Erie Canal.

Author: Albert J. Churella

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207629

Category: History

Page: 968

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"Do not think of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a business enterprise," Forbes magazine informed its readers in May 1936. "Think of it as a nation." At the end of the nineteenth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest privately owned business corporation in the world. In 1914, the PRR employed more than two hundred thousand people—more than double the number of soldiers in the United States Army. As the self-proclaimed "Standard Railroad of the World," this colossal corporate body underwrote American industrial expansion and shaped the economic, political, and social environment of the United States. In turn, the PRR was fundamentally shaped by the American landscape, adapting to geography as well as shifts in competitive economics and public policy. Albert J. Churella's masterful account, certain to become the authoritative history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, illuminates broad themes in American history, from the development of managerial practices and labor relations to the relationship between business and government to advances in technology and transportation. Churella situates exhaustive archival research on the Pennsylvania Railroad within the social, economic, and technological changes of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, chronicling the epic history of the PRR intertwined with that of a developing nation. This first volume opens with the development of the Main Line of Public Works, devised by Pennsylvanians in the 1820s to compete with the Erie Canal. Though a public rather than a private enterprise, the Main Line foreshadowed the establishment of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1846. Over the next decades, as the nation weathered the Civil War, industrial expansion, and labor unrest, the PRR expanded despite competition with rival railroads and disputes with such figures as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. The dawn of the twentieth century brought a measure of stability to the railroad industry, enabling the creation of such architectural monuments as Pennsylvania Station in New York City. The volume closes at the threshold of American involvement in World War I, as the strategies that PRR executives had perfected in previous decades proved less effective at guiding the company through increasingly tumultuous economic and political waters.

On the Main Line

Author: Edwin P. Alexander

Publisher: New York : C.N. Potter

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Category: Railroads

Page: 310

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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States Porto Rico Canada Mexico and Cuba

Main Line and Branches , and at undermentioned offices of the company :Mall
Train - Daily , except Sunday - leaves ... On Battery Place ; Station , foot
Desbrosses St .; Station , foot Courilandt St. Sundays , leaves Philadelphia 800
a.m. , and ...

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The Railway World

... directly to the main line , as originally town Railroad , leading for some distance
in a more north - eastthese various lines are connected ; the Philadelphia and
Newbuilt , they now embrace the tracks , depots , sidings , wharves , erly direction
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Official Documents Comprising the Department and Other Reports Made to the Governor Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania

TERMINALS . NAME . Total mileage of road . Total mllenge of rond in
Pennsylvania . FromTOLines Owned . Main Line ... Junction with main line near
Cedar st . , Wilmington , Del . , .60 High's Junction , Pa . , Wilmington & Northern
railroad ...

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Annual Report

TERMINALS . NAME . Total mileage of road . Total mileage of road in
Pennsylvania . FromToLines Owned . Main Line ... 3.70 South Walnut Street
branch , High's Junction , Pa . , Wilmington & Northern railroad wharf , Christiana
river , with ...

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Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pt. 4 Pennsylvania. ... LENGTH IN PENNA , Miles of track laid with steel rail on
lines owned , leased or operated , . ... STATIONS . TOTAL IN PENNA , . 34 3 49
86 86 : . 6 6 2 Passenger , exclusively , Number of stations on main line , Freight
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Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs

Junction with main line W . & N . R . R . wharf . near Cedar street , Christiana river
, with Wilmington , Del . , spur to ... for pas - Junction with West Philadelphia and
Readsenger trains only Reading railroad , ing railroad station , Reading , Pa .

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A B C Pathfinder Shipping and Mailing Guide

5 Main Line Divisio vivis 5975 FREIGHT LINES TO SHIP BY . NUMBER OF
RAILROAD AND NAME . TERMINAL STATIONS . For Receiving Depots In
Boston , House and Door Numbers . Agent ' s Name and ... 597 Pennsylvania R .
R . , Divisions , branches , etc . , as follows : Altoona Division , as follows : Orehin
Brunch .

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Railway World

Philadelphia and Reading Pro which will operate a road from some ject for
Uniting Terminal Passen- point or points in Giles county , Va . , to Reading
Extensions . ... said railroad railroad to Philadelphia , with greatly repany for
abandoning the station at Broad passing through the counties ... The main line
from Broad and Callowhill to Bridgeport would then be EAST AND used for
freight and local traffic to ...

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The Official Railway Guide

12.7 Georgetown Mine , OH YOUNGSTOWN BELT RAILROAD MAIN LINE Miles
Stations 0.0 Youngstown , OH 4.1 Y & N Jct , OH . 6.0 Girard , OH 5.3
PITTSBURGH & OHIO CENTRAL Milos Stations 0.0 Neville Island , PA 2.7 Grand
Avenue ...

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Travelers Railway Guide

At Broad St. Station with all railroads diverging At Brinton with Intersection of
Pittsburg and from Philadelphia , north , south and east . Counellsville R.R. with
Main Line . At Frazer with Junction of West Chester Branch At Pittsburg with
railroads ...

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Rand McNally Official Railway Guide and Hand Book

At Broad St . Station with all railroads diverging At Brinton with Intersection of
Baltimore & from Philadelphia , north , south and east . | Ohio R . R . with Main
Line . At Frazer with Junction of West Chester Branch , At Pittsburg with railroads
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Electric Traction on the Pennsylvania Railroad 1895 1968

The first comprehensive case study of railroad electrification in the United States, this pioneering book highlights a subject of current government and industry studies and a target of billions of dollars of Amtrak rehabilitation funds.

Author: Michael Bezilla

Publisher: Penn State University Press

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Category: History

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The first comprehensive case study of railroad electrification in the United States, this pioneering book highlights a subject of current government and industry studies and a target of billions of dollars of Amtrak rehabilitation funds. Both energy conservation and environmental quality remain at stake together with transportation efficiency. Electric traction on the Pennsylvania Railroad was a technological success handicapped by an economic factor: the onetime relatively low cost of petroleum, which gave diesel locomotives and highway vehicles a temporary advantage. Today the growing cost advantage of electricity--generated with coal; atomic energy; water, wind, and solar power--prefigures a revival of electric railroad traction. Drawing upon previously untapped records of the PRR and its suppliers, notably General Electric, the author traces stages in cooperative risk management. First came challenges of limited scope which steam locomotives were unable to meet: the New York City tunnel extension of 1910 and the Philadelphia suburban modernization begun in 1913. Next came a decade of mainline electrification, 1928-38: first New York to Washington and then passenger and freight extensions to Harrisburg. These projects were preceded by large-scale research and experimentation, followed by constant improvement in equipment and operations. Electric traction is depicted as a program involving not only the railroad but also its consultants, equipment and energy suppliers, and (to a lesser degree) governmental bodies. Locomotive and power transmission design is described in detail--with copious illustrations--as are the creative achievements of managers, engineers, and workers. And the presentation will be clear to readers without specialized technical or business backgrounds.