The Ontario & Western?the O&W, or, as both boosters and detractors referred to it in its later years, the ?Old & Weary, ? operated from 1869-1957 and ran from Oswego on Lake Ontario to New York City, passing through the midlands and southern counties of New York State, with spurs to Utica, Kingston, Port Jervis, and Scranton, PA. Filled with ...Read MoreThe Ontario & Western?the O&W, or, as both boosters and detractors referred to it in its later years, the ?Old & Weary, ? operated from 1869-1957 and ran from Oswego on Lake Ontario to New York City, passing through the midlands and southern counties of New York State, with spurs to Utica, Kingston, Port Jervis, and Scranton, PA. Filled with colorful characters and miscellaneous machinery, O. & W. chronicles almost a century of alternating hope and heartache, prosperity and poverty, dignity and degradation. Her passing was mourned for a variety of economic and sentimental reasons, but the loss was deeply felt in an intangible way. The rambling, elderly, inefficient, accident-prone, irritating old railroad was a part of a way of life now gone from the American scene.Read Less
Acceptable. 1959 Hardcover First Edition illus. 211 p. Former Library book. Includes bibliography. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Good, average condition for its age. Book has been read but remains straight, clean, and tight. No internal markings. Dust jacket in acceptable conditon with the previous owners clear protective tape on the top andbottom edges. The book is very good but the dust jacket is only acceptable. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of problems we guarantee full refund. 1959. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good, Good+ 8VO, 213 Pgs., B/W Photos, Hardcover. Hardcover: Grey cloth boards with title on spine. Slight soil on edges. Color illustrated endpapers. Wonderful vintage photos. Clean text. Map and chart in rear pocket are present and in great shape. Nice tight binding. Orange color illustrated dust jacket is chipped at corners, edges and spine ends. Some soil and rubbing, closed tear. Looks good in protective mylar.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. A fine gift/collector's copy, hardcover first printing, book is flawless (as new), dustjacket is nearly new, a thin strip of rubbing on the front panel is the only (minor! ) flaw, the original price (5.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "140 fine pictures, full locomotive roster, oil painting by Otto Kuhler in all its glorious color, three maps, " this copy also includes the fold-out map and timetable in the rear pocket and a bibliography.
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