Rails of Perry County



During the Railroad’s golden age, Perry County was seen as the gateway to the west.  From Philadelphia to all points south and west, the great Path Valley which had been the main route of the Indians for thousands of years, was still considered the easiest route. On the western shore of the Susquehanna River that meant following Sherman’s Valley west to the Path Valley. Unfortunately, the route west took a different route and Perry County missed the Railroad boom.  Cut off from the main line, the Perry County Railroad and the Newport and Sherman’s Valley Railroad still served the people of Perry County for forty years and provided a rich history.


rails map


8 1/2" x 11"  317 pages