Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove

Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove

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Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937 by Jacques w/ Beljean Soft Cove
 
Images of Rail Delaware Valley Railway 1901-1937
Michelle Jacques with John Beljeah forward by Kim Williams
Soft Cover
128 pages
Copyright 2017
CONTENTS
Foreword6
Acknowledgments7
Introduction8
1.The Railway Era11
2.Riding the Railway17
3.East Stroudsburg29
4.Stroud and Smithfield Townships, Oak Grove43
5.Middle Smithfield Township57
6.Shoemakers and Bushkill73
7.Dreams and Realities87
8.The Right-of-Way97
9.A Railway Visitors Can See109
Bibliography127
About the Organizations127
EAST STROUDSBURG TO BUSHKILL, PENNSYLVANIA
From 1901 to 1937, the lone engine of the Delaware Valley Railway chugged up and down its solitary track, from the Stroudsburgs to Bushkill. It was a time of heady prospects as the resorts of the Delaware Water Gap pushed north up the valley. Modest farmhouses became vacation boardinghouses, and some then blossomed into grand hotels. The railway brought in vacationers by the carload, but it was not just about tourism. The dinkey hauled in coal for winter heat and hauled out lumber, dairy, and farm produce that kept the farmers in cash. Farm children commuted to town to earn their high school degrees. For more than a generation, the dinkey's whistle blowing over the valley linked its people and places.
Michelle Jacques and John Beljean have worked a total of 20 years as interpretive rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a national park containing the upper two miles of the railway's route. Starting with hikes that searched for the right-of-way, the authors have combined the archives of historical societies, railroad museums, and local government with the scrapbooks of valley residents to recreate a corner of rural America and its encounter with the age of rail.
The Images of Rail series celebrates the history of rail, trolley, streetcar, and subway transportation across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the people, places, and events that helped revolutionize transportation and commerce in
19th- and 20th-century America. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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