Just a Short Line - The Story of the Rahway Valley Railroad - Volume I: History of the Line, 1897-1950

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by Richard J. King

Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: September 21, 2014
Pages: 104
Format: 8.25"x10.75" softcover

This book covers the history of the Rahway Valley Railroad from 1897 to 1950. Thoroughly researched and documented, this history traces the railroad from its inception as the New York & New Orange Railroad until the last full year of steam locomotive operations. Utilizing countless historic documents and photo collection of the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the New Jersey State Archives, and several collectors and individuals, Richard King presents a great deal of information about this colorful little railroad. This book includes recollections of employees, rare photographs, and information from previously unpublished documents. This book is the first in a series which will extensively chronicle the story of the Rahway Valley Railroad for the first time on record.