Just a Short Line - The Story of the Rahway Valley Railroad - Volume II: History of the Line, 1951-2009

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by Richard J. King

Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: May 17, 2015
Pages: 124
Format: 8.25"x10.75" softcover

This book covers the history of the Rahway Valley Railroad from 1951 to 2009. Thoroughly researched and documented, this history traces the railroad from the delivery of its first diesel locomotive through the shutdown in 1992 and revitalization attempts in the early 2000s. 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 This book includes recollections of employees, rare photographs, and information from previously unpublished documents.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 second in a series which will extensively chronicle the story of the Rahway Valley Railroad for the first time on record.