Report on the Proposed Railroads from Phoenixville to Cornwall, and from Cornwall to Pinegrove
by Wilson, W. H.
Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers. Good. 1852. Disbound. Disbound report with rough binding edge and map at rear detached. Foxing, toning, and corner wear on pages. Civil engineer William Hasell Wilson was a key figure in the surveying and construction of the early Reading and Pennsylvania railroads. At Phoenixville he constructed the third railroad tunnel in the United States in 1838, the Black Rock Tunnel still in use today. Wilson gives trade statistics on trade in coal and agriculture in the region to support the proposed railroad along with the rail cost estimates. The 17" x 35" folding Map of a Railroad Route from Phoenixville to Pine Grove is in very good condition with a few light soil spots and uneven trimming on left margin. It shows existing railroads in the area from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 16 pp . (Inventory #: 012250)
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