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Oil Creek and Titusville RR: Images of Rail
Kenneth C. Springirth, David L. Weber
Arcadia Publishing
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2011-10-20 13:45:17
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Oil Creek and Titusville RR

Images of Rail


By Kenneth C. Springirth, David L. Weber.

Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, photos throughout. 2011.

"In 1859, when oil was successfully drilled near Titusville, the closest railroad was 27 miles away. To fill a transportation need, the Oil Creek Railroad line was completed from Corry to Titusville in 1862. Under a series of mergers, it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad by 1900. When Titusville’s last railroad was about to be abandoned, the Oil Creek Railway Society formed and saved the line. Through vintage photographs, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad relives the railroad history of a valley that has become a lovely wilderness served by an important railroad.

"Kenneth C. Springirth is the author of nine other Arcadia railroad books. He has a vested interest in rail history, as his father was a trolley car motorman in Philadelphia, and his grandfather was a motorman in Washington, DC.

"David L. Weber volunteers for the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad and has handled writing and research projects over the last 25 years, becoming an important source for historical information in the Titusville area."