"The fierce rivalry between pioneer Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad for dominance in the East. The titanic struggle for the Ohio River and Maryland that kindled the creation of a vast Superpower. The first ""War Between the States"" encompassed Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania in a dramatic high adventure story complete with Giants, Geniuses, Knaves and Blunderers. In a struggle that last for over 176 years, PRR won, tumbling B&O from first to third in the great trunkline conflict. Includes about 685 maps, illustrations and photos (28 in full color), almost all published for the first time. Enamel paper throughout, five-color cover."Roberts, Charles S. is the author of 'Triumph VI: Pioneer and Challenger, the Titanic Struggle for the Ohio River and Maryland that Kindled the Creation of a Vast Superpower (Triumph, VI)' with ISBN 9780934118286 and ISBN 0934118280.