This image is the cover for the book Along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Images of America

Along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Images of America

During the turn of the century, the railroad was an extremely important transportation and shipping resource to thousands of people and businesses in Pennsylvania.

Along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: From Cumberland to Uniontown dedicates its pages to this pivotal mass transportation provider. This book includes images from every B&O bridge and station from Cumberland, Maryland, to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1891. Many of the towns stretched along the miles of tracks, such as Somerfield and Ohiopyle, are depicted in these vintage photographs. Experience the coal and coke booms of the 1880s to 1920s through people from many different locations who had one thing in common: the railroad.

Marci Lynn McGuinness

Marci Lynn McGuinness, history author and lecturer, has gathered over 200 images to create the first B&O history of this kind. Many of the photographs are from a rare collection photographed by Henry Jackson in 1891. Local contributors have allowed their family heirlooms to complete this pictorial history of a time of wealth and progress in southwest Pennsylvania. This one-of-a-kind title is sure to please both residents of the areas covered and any railroad enthusiast.

Arcadia Publishing