Named for a small railroad operating in Pennsylvania which was eventually controlled by the Pennsylvania Railroad, "THE PANHANDLE" is the nickname for the "P" Company's mainline from Pittsburgh to St. Louis and Chicago, via Columbus, Ohio.
The first miles eastward from Columbus was on trackage rights over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads Columbus and Newark Division. Leaving Newark on its own rails. THE PANHANDLE began its climb toward Pittsburgh through the foothills of the Alleghenys.
THE PANHANDLE - VOLUME III supplements Volumes I and II, which cover the Mainline from Columbus Union Depot to the PRR Depot in Pittsburgh. Volume III covers the freight facilities in both cities, going from Buckeye Yard and 20th Street in Columbus, to Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, and Conway Yard, by way of The River Branch.
Filmed by Bob Sherwood and Paul Geiger during the 1970's, Volume III includes new footage of Penn Central and Conrail action between these two cities, and covers the start-up of the Columbus and Ohio River Railroad, the Shortline now operating The Panhandle between Columbus and Steubenville.
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