"THE DEVELOPMENT of the ore and coal shipping industry on the Great Lakes-the world’s lowest-cost bulk transportation-ranks among the great industrial achievements of all time. The part of that story told herein relates to two important anniversaries being observed this year, the Centennial of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Sesqui-centennial of the City of Cleveland."


Title Page

Chapter 1: Mountains of Iron

Chapter 2: Cleveland Becomes a Harbor

Chapter 3: From Hand Shovels to Huletts

Chapter 4: 175,000,000 Tons of Ore



We are pleased to offer this Web edition of the 1946 work, The Pennsylvania Railroad's Cleveland Docks. This edition contains all the information and images found in the book, along with some enhancements developed to aid in navigating this site

This is the first feature of a wider site devoted to the railroads serving northeastern Ohio. The site is hosted by the Cleveland State University Library, home of the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, and other important railroad holdings.




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