Book Recommendation for History of Erie

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Book Recommendation for History of Erie

Postby peterde » Mon May 30, 2011 10:55 am

I am interested is learning as much as possible about the Erie RR, especially the NY Division from Harriman to Port Jervis, from inception to today. What books would you recommend that I look for?
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Re: Book Recommendation for History of Erie

Postby 56-57 » Mon May 30, 2011 11:23 am

A good primer (very thorough) about the inception and management of the Erie (and subsequently, the EL) would be 'Erie Lackawanna: Death of an American Railroad 1938-1992', by H. Rogers Grant.

It's light on operations, but it answers many questions about why the Erie was as weak as it was.

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Re: Book Recommendation for History of Erie

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Mon May 30, 2011 4:47 pm

For the Erie as a whole, "men of Erie" by Edward Hungerford (produced 1946) would be your best bet.
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