Montevallo Historical Press


The Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad

The railroad history classic! From 1888 to 1964, the picturesque Marblehead Peninsula of Ohio was served by the seven-mile-long Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad. This line used an amazing variety of rolling stock: 4-4-0 and 0-6-0 steam engines, Fairbanks-Morse and McKeen gasoline motor cars, and converted narrow gauge passenger coaches. Its parent company worked on very friendly terms with the local electric interurban railway and also operated scores of narrow gauge Shay locomotives. Find out the fascinating details in this well-written, high-quality hardbound book!



The Great Lakes Car Ferries

George Woodman Hilton’s “bible of Great Lakes railroad car ferries” is back in print in this textbook-size, glossy paper, hardbound edition. Learn how courageous men -- in a time before railroad bridges and tunnels -- battled ice, mechanical problems, and bad weather to move railroad cars to their destination. The results were not always what was hoped for. This is a tribute to all those who labored on these magnificent ships, some of whom lost their lives doing so.

The Toledo, Port Clinton and Lakeside Railway

The story of this amazingly-long-lived Ohio interurban line is concisely traced by George Woodman Hilton in this high-quality soft-bound volume. The railroad hauled passengers and freight through northwestern Ohio from 1905 to 1958. See why the TPC&L managed to make a go of it more  than two decades after surrounding lines were merely abandoned, overgrown streaks of rust. Plenty of photos and illustrations make this book a valuable addition to any railfan’s library.




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