Nice pre-war timetable for New York Central Lines Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railway jam-packed with info with large route map.
Attractive 4 panel 2 full page sroute map:
Full page advertisement:
Timetables, railway connections.
Front and back cover smudged, crease one corder.
9 1/4'” x 4”
The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, also known as the "Little Giant", was formed on May 11, 1875. Company headquarters were located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The line connected Pittsburgh in the east with Youngstown, Ohio in the Haselton neighborhood in the west and Connellsville, Pennsylvania to the east.
The P&LE was known as the "Little Giant" since the tonnage that it moved was out of proportion to its route mileage. While it operated around one tenth of one percent of the nation's railroad miles, it hauled around one percent of its tonnage. This was largely because the P&LE served the steel mills of the greater Pittsburgh area, which consumed and shipped vast amounts of materials. It was a specialized railroad deriving much of its revenue from coal, coke, iron ore, limestone, and steel.