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THE WEST VIRGINIA CENTRAL AND PITTSBURG RAILWAY, A WESTERN MARYLAND PREDECESSOR

Clarke, Alan

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ISBN 10: 1883089875 / ISBN 13: 9781883089870
Editore: TLC Publishing, Lynchburg, VA, 2003
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A scholarly and literate look at the W.V.C.&P., which opened rich mining and timber regions of northern West Virginia at the turn of the 20th Century, creating such towns as Elkins, Thomas and Davis. It became part of Western Maryland in 1905. 176 pages with numerous photographs and maps, plus locomotive and equipment rosters. Bound in color pictorial laminated covers. A fine and bright copy, issued without dust jacket. Codice inventario libreria 38876

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Titolo: THE WEST VIRGINIA CENTRAL AND PITTSBURG ...

Casa editrice: TLC Publishing, Lynchburg, VA

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Hardcover

Edizione: First edition, first printing

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Beginning as a narrow gauge line in 1880, its name and gauge changed in 1881 and in the ensuing years it opened a huge swathe of timber and coal territory in northern West Virginia to use, creating such towns as Elkins, Davis, and Thomas. A major connection was made with the C&O's Greenbrier Branch at Durbin, W. Va. in 1900. Sold to the Gould interests in 1902 it became an important part of the Western Maryland Railway in 1905 and contributed heavily to that road's prosperity in the coal and lumber trade down to modern times. This book is illustrated with superb photos, written in a cogent and informative style based on outstanding scholarly research in basic documents. The story is carried down through the WM and Chessie System eras to today's CSX operations on the remaining lines. A must for those interested in West Virginia, mountain railroading, and coal and lumber development. This is the second volume by this author. His West Virginia's Coal & Coke Railway - A B&O Predecessor, published by TLC last year, has been a best seller and has gathered great reviews for its completeness, accuracy, insight, and appearance. This new work is comparable!

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Dr Alan Clarke is Associate Director for ICT and Learning at the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and is an Open University teacher. He has been involved with ICT and computer-based learning for over 20 years and is currently a member of the DfES Standards Unit expert group on ICT and the DfES Skills for Life partners group.

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