GHOST RAILS: RAILS OF DREAMS. 2003 by Wayne A. Cole.
For history and rail buffs, Rails of Dreams has it all--steam, electric locomotives and streetcars, and diesels. Its 272 pages reveal the history of the Youngstown & Southern; the legendary Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad; the Pittsburgh Coal Company’s Smith Ferry branch, and the quest to haul Ohio River coal to Republic Steel in Youngstown. It tells of the last interurban in Ohio and in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. It is America’s oldest operating short line, spanning from Darlington to Youngstown, operating today as the Youngstown & South Eastern. Note: Consider also getting Ghost Rails III Upper Ohio Valley (history of the Y&OR)--the perfect companion to Rails of Dreams--which adds/updates information about the oldest short line.
272 pages, 8.5 x 11 laminated hard cover