Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad

celebrate the completion of the broad - gauge railroad . The Union and Titusville Railroad was built to provide competition for the Oil Creek Railroad , because oil shippers were reportedly charged high prices to move their oil via the ...


Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738575933

Category: History

Page: 128

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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.

Railroads of Pennsylvania

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad In 1862 , the twenty - seven - mile Oil Creek Railroad was constructed between Corry and Titusville , its original six - foot gauge an indication that its builders intended to do business with the Erie ...


Author: Lorett Treese

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811726223

Category: History

Page: 274

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Regional histories of the great railroads Rail stories of the people and events that shaped history Rails to Trails paths, tourist attractions, and more Divides the state into regions and explores the major railroads, recounts the lore, profiles the individuals involved, and identifies places one can go to experience the relics of rail culture.

Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads

Seven Oil CREEK AND TITUSVILLE RAILROAD Following the February 1 , 1968 , merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad , through freight traffic from Pittsburgh via Oil City and Titusville was rerouted via ...


Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738573477

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

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Erie's rail link to Philadelphia was achieved in 1864 with the completion of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, which later became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. By 1869, railroad lines from Buffalo through Erie to Chicago were consolidated into the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, which later became part of the New York Central Railroad. Completed in 500 days, the parallel New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, commonly known as the "Nickel Plate Road," was a 513-mile, well-designed railroad that emphasized excellent service. South of the lakeshore, the wide-gauge Erie Railroad enhanced east to west connections. Through vintage photographs, Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads brings to life the history of the railroads that have served the region.

Moon Pennsylvania

There's no better way to experience the Oil Creek valley than aboard a vintage train. The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad (home station 409 S. Perry St., Titusville, 814/676-1733, www.octrr.org, runs weekends June-Oct. and select ...


Author: Rachel Vigoda

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640493032

Category: Travel

Page: 500

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Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find: Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State. Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

Hiking Pennsylvania

2.3 Cross Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad tracks a second time. Cross Oil Creek on a swinging bridge. Turn left and come to a sign that reads WESTSIDE TRAIL. Stay on the Westside Trail. 3.0 Cross the paved bicycle path.


Author: John Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461747536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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HIKING PENNSYLVANIA 55 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures, 3rd edition John L. Young (Falcon) This newly updated guide contains five new hikes as well as updated driving directions, restaurant listings, and local resource directories. Hike descriptions include local campgrounds, lodging, restaurants, and contacts for local hiking clubs and outfitters. Richly written narratives are punctuated with GPS-compatible maps, route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, and detailed mile-by-mile directions. Sidebars include details on planning, packing, and traveling with children and pets. Whether beginner, intermediate, or more advanced, hikers will find a full range of trails from short strolls to overnight backpacks throughout the state. John L. Young is a journalist and outdoors enthusiast who lives in Russell, Pennsylvania.

Paddling Pennsylvania

OIL. CREEKANDTITUSVILLE. RAILROAD. If you time it right, you can combine a float down Oil Creek with a train ride. The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad runs from Petroleum Center to the Drake Well Museum and will haul your canoe too.


Author: Bob Frye

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762768691

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Pennsylvania is a paddler's heaven and one of America's most blessed states when it comes to total miles of rivers and streams. Add in its many lakes, and there is quite simply all kinds and manner of waters where you can set out in a canoe, kayak, or raft. "Paddling Pennsylvania" describes the best and most accessible routes--fifty classics in all, from Lake Erie's Presque Isle lagoons to the Allegheny River, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware. Carefully chosen to be within the ability of most beginning to intermediate paddlers, some routes offer wilderness paddling while others are closer to population centers, but all feature good access points, great scenery, wildlife, and opportunities to have fun. Look inside to find: - Detailed river descriptions and directions - Maps showing access points and river miles - Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards - Where to call for up-to-the minute information on floating conditions - Gear and packing recommendations specific to the state's conditions

Fun with the Family Pennsylvania

7 Elm St., oil City; (814) 676-1733; http://octrr.clarion.edu. open mid-June through oct. Call for current fares. You can board the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad through “the valley that changed the world.” The two-and-a-half-hour ...


Author: Christine O'toole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762774

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Pennsylvania features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

Study of Alternatives

a The Stewartstown Railroad , out of Stewartstown , is a standard - gauge diesel train that has a 15 - mile , 1 3 ... The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad runs through the historic oil region of northwestern Pennsylvania in Titusville .


Author: United States. National Park Service


ISBN: IND:30000056934817

Category: Historic sites

Page: 157

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Guide to Pennsylvania s Tourist Railroads

... Custer City , PA 16725 , telephone 814-368-9370 Nearest Tourist Railroad : Oil Creek & Titusville — 42 miles from ... 66 miles from Kane Titusville Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Address : 409 S. Perry St. , Titusville , PA 16354 ...


Author: Simpson, Bill

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455605425

Category: Pennsylvania

Page: 184

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