Pennsylvania Transportation History

Shank, W. H.

Published by Amer Canal & Trans Ctr, 1990
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Synopsis: Shank has covered many phases of Pennsylvania's transportation history in his books on canals, aqueducts, highways, bridges and early automobiles. This book, entitled "a supplement," adds media and devices not covered in his other publications on these individual topics. Included are such inventions as the 1804 Orukter Amphibolus, early river craft, rope ferries, early steam boats, inclined planes, gravity railroads, steam locomotives, horse cars, cable and trolley cars, elevated rail and subway systems and air-travel devices. Seventy-two pages of lively text with approximately 100 old photos, drawings and tables.

About the Author: William H. Shank, Professional Engineer and Lehigh University Graduate, has been authoring books on transportation history in his native state of Pennsylvania for over 40 years. He was instrumental in founding the Pennsylvania Canal Society and the American Canal Society. A leading authority in his field, he has authored 8 books on canal and Pennsylvania transportation history and has also lectured extensively throughout the Northeast. In 1973 he founded his own publishing company, the American Canal & Transportation Center.

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Title: Pennsylvania Transportation History
Publisher: Amer Canal & Trans Ctr
Publication Date: 1990
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