Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole	Hard Cover

Ghost Rails VII The Short Line by Wayne A Cole Hard Cover

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Ghost Rails VII The Short Line by Wayne A Cole Hard Cover
 
Ghost Rails VII   The Short Line by Wayne A Cole
Hard Cover
208 pages
Copyright 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents, Review for Book Orientation and Structure
Pages 3-32 Overview of Pittsburg and Butler 1900 to 1931 to abandonment, Butler Passenger Railway and Alameda Park, the builders, and significant dates
Pages 33-42 1906-1907 P&B Construction Era
Pages 43-48 Review of Niles and Cincinnati cars and P&B roster
Pages 49-52 The P&B motor freight overview
Pages 53-68 The Short Line and Pittsburgh Railways Running, Pittsburgh to Etna
Pages 69-90 Division 1, Etna to Wildwood
Pages 91-114 Division 2, Wildwood to Mars
Pages 115-131 Division 3, Mars carbarn
Pages 132-180 Division 4, North of the Mars carbarn, Renfrew powerhouse to Butler terminal, and the final months of the Pittsburgh Mars and Butler
Pages 181-189 Butler Railways, final years, motor coach era, and conclusion
Pages 190-192 Employee list
Pages 193-208 color section
FROM THE AUTHOR:
Ghost Rails VII The Short Line  is my 11th book. Of all the railroad histories I have written, the Pittsburg and Butler was probably the least familiar. I believe over the years I mildly confused the P&B with the Harmony Route, the Harmony Short Line, not understanding that the Harmony Route purchased the P&B which was then the Pittsburgh Mars and Butler. Even in the Pennsylvania Archives, one had to be careful of the correct names and years to acquire accurate information.
The campaign was exciting traveling with John Makar, a Western Pennsylvania historian and streetcar expert, and with Bill Bardonner, a Short Line historian from Richland Township whose father was a Harmony Short Line bus driver.
Other fun journeys were with Barry Householder exploring the old Renfrew powerhouse and with Butler historian Gary Moser exploring right of ways. Both men, long associates, have a profound knowledge and interest. In addition, I was fortunate to have the assistance of Dean Arthurs of Valencia who has relentlessly pursued Short Line history.
As with all my books, the history would not be possible without such fine friends and associations. In the end the final product is only as good as all intricate parts, personalities, leads, phone calls, actions of others, and research. I am thankful the Lord, has given me the strength, energy, encounters, health and desire to preserve our railroad heritage.

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