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Canton Area Railroads

Author : Craig Sanders
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Canton and the nearby cities of Massillon and Alliance are located in the great steel-making region of northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Railroads brought coal, much of it mined in southeastern Ohio, and iron ore to the steel plants and hauled away the finished products. The Timken Roller Bearing Company moved to Canton in 1902 and in the 1920s began making roller bearings for railroad locomotives and rolling stock. Written in cooperation with the Akron Railroad Club, this book chronicles the history and development of the railroads that served Stark, Wayne, Holmes, Carroll, and Tuscarawas Counties. It shows how rail operations changed as the steel industry declined and railroad consolidations led to traffic shifts and route abandonment. Among the railroads that served this region were the Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio, New York Central, and Wheeling and Lake Erie.

Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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CIVIL FUNCTIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL 1950

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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Considers (81) H.R. 3734.

The History of the Canton Railroad Company

Author : Gary W. Schlerf
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The Canton Community Directory

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Railway Age

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Akron Railroads

Author : Craig Sanders
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In the six decades preceding 1960, Akron's network of railroads had been relatively stable. Then a series of mergers began that year, changing the face of the city's railroad network. By the early 1970s, the industrial base--particularly the rubber industry--that had sustained the region's economy was in decline, and the fortunes of the railroad industry fell with it. The self-described "rubber capital of the world" was hit hard, and the production of tires for the automotive industry all but disappeared. The 1960s also saw a precipitous decline in rail passenger service, with the last passenger trains discontinued in 1971. A restructuring of the railroad industry that began in the mid-1970s left the Akron region with three railroad companies. Some railroad lines were abandoned, while others saw the scope of their operations changed or reduced. Today's rail network in Akron may be slimmer, but the railroads are financially healthy and continue to play a major role in meeting the region's transportation needs.

Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler Over the Valley Railway

Author : John S. Reese
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"Keep this before you as you ride along." So proclaimed John S. Reese in his Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway! originally published in 1880. The Valley Railway began operations between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, that same year as both a passenger and freight line. Reese's guide book provides a snapshot of the early history of this independent railroad company as well as the communities it passed through at a time of rapid economic growth. The Valley Railway hoped to play a role in that growing prosperity not only with industrial development but also in promoting recreation and tourism. It was in that spirit of boosterism that Reese penned his guide. As you page through this facsimile edition, you will have a sense of the 1880 environment in which the Valley Railway functioned as well as the history and heritage that the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad interprets today.

MR Modern Railroads Rail Transit

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Railway Locomotives and Cars

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