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Vanderbilt's Folly: A History of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

by William H. Shank

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 093378841X, Pamphlet)

In this profusely illustrated 48-page booklet, Shank has captured the romance of the days of open warfare between the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1880's. If Vanderbilt had completed his railroad through the Allegheny Mountains, he might have put the Pennsylvania Railroad Company out of business. As it turned out, after 50 years of abandonment, the nearly completed tunnels set the stage for American's first superhighway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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