Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (Images of Rail) (Paperback)

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Andrew Carnegie's vision of transporting iron ore from his boats on Lake Erie to his Pittsburgh steel mills was realized when he obtained ownership of a series of railroad companies in the region. In 1900, these companies became the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, which connected the Lake Erie ports of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Conneaut, Ohio, south to North Bessemer near Pittsburgh. Through vintage photographs, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad highlights the railroad passenger excursions to Conneaut Lake Park and the steam and diesel locomotives used on the well-maintained line. The railroad continues to serve the steel industry today and in May 2004 was acquired by the Canadian National Railway.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738562667
ISBN-10: 0738562661
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: February 9th, 2009
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of Rail