Re: Trackside around Sayre-Towanda-Waverly

Schuyler Larrabee

That's not the book that was referred to, it was
_Pennsylvania Railroad's Elmira Branch_, Andover Junction Publications,
publisher, 1997.

Good book but focused on the PRR. The "Trackside" book mentioned below is more
evenhanded among the different railroads.


-----Original Message-----
From: CBarkan@... [mailto:CBarkan@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 8:32 AM
To: pgrace@...
Cc: billinsf@...; STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Trackside around Sayre-Towanda-Waverly

I don't know if this is the book Bill was referring to, but I
found two
copies listed for sale on the internet. Here is the listing
for one of them, the
other was at


Jeremy F. Plant and Bill Caloroso
Trackside around Sayre-Towanda-Waverly with Lloyd Hall
Morning Sun Books, 2003 NEW CONDITION. 8.5 x 11in., 128
pages. This book is organized by railroad and location,
beginning with the Lehigh Valley around Towanda, PA and
following this around Sayre, PA. It then looks at the Erie,
Lackawanna and Erie Lackawanna in Waverly, NY, following them
west to the Elmira, NY area. At Elmira it heads south on the
picturesque Elmira Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This
entire remarkable primarily taken in the 1940's was conducted
within a one hour drive of photographer Lloyd Hall's home in
Towanda, PA. This book is about 70 percent Lehigh Valley with
the remaining split among the Erie, Lackawanna, E-L and
Pennsylvania. A couple of pages show the D&H Sharks and PA's.
Retail $59.95. Hard cover with full color cover jacket.
ISBN: 1582481008
Bookseller Inventory #MS295
Price: US$ 50.00

Bookseller: Golden Spike Railroad Books
Contact: Randy K. Curtin
Address: 1161 N. Sonoita Ave., Tucson, AZ, U.S.A., 85712-5171
E-mail: sales@...
Phone #: 520-546-5778

In a message dated 1/2/05 7:17:33 AM, billinsf@... writes:

<< Patrick,

The PRR's Elmira Branch line is well documented in Bill
Caloroso's book on the Elmira Branch. The signature load of
the Elmira Branch was coal for transshipment at Sodus Point,
although many of the other commodities mentioned previously
are also applicable. The PRR used it's lone X30 class boxcar
on this line to carry firetrucks from American LaFrance.
And there was the joint operations with the NYC north of Elmira...

While Bill's book currently is out of print and somewhat
difficult to obtain, it is worth the effort.
And talking with Bill some months ago he mentioned the
possibility of it's being reprinted. Hopefully it will be
made available again.

Bill Daniels
Tucson, AZ >>

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