Highland Publishers has just released Bill Harvey’s book 5 in the
“Railroads of the Ohio Valley” Series. At 128 pages, this book has 200 photos, many in color. The book covers the valley from Huntington, WV to Cincinnati,
OH. It opens with the C&O and N&W, then goes
on down river with the B&O, the L&N, DT&I, NYC, PRR, Southern Railway. Covering the time frame from 1968 to the 1990s, this is a great summary of the
merger movement that culminated in NS and CSX. Besides
motive power, we see equipment as well as the end of regular service offered by B&O, C&O, N&W, PRR,
L&N, NYC and Son.Ry. In 1971 we cover the beginning
of Amtrak service and its ups and downs.
Many maps are included – main lines, branch lines and 3 pages of greater
Cincinnati yards – showing as it was in 1960, 1968 and 1986.
Finally, interim railroads such as Chessie, Conrail, Family Lines, Seaboard Systems are also
This book completes the 5th book in the series. Books 2, 3 & 4 are still available. The series is listed on the inside covers – front and back. Book 1 will be reprinted in the summer of