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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia
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  • Seller:Amazon.com
  • Sales Rank:2,060,549
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.91
  • Dimensions (in):6.7 x 0.4 x 9.6
  • Publication Date:September 26, 2007
  • ISBN:1531633161
  • EAN:9781531633165
  • ASIN:1531633161
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In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews
headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains,
structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities.

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