The Last Whistle [Ocean Shore Railroad]
Place Published: Berkeley
Publisher: Howell-North Books
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45426
135pp. Quarto [29 cm] Bluish gray cloth over boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Richly illustrated. Very good. Lightly rubbed at the extremities. The spine and edges of the covers are subtly discolored. In a very good dust jacket, with mild age-toning and rubbing. The edges have intermittent small closed tears and chips, and there is a 3" closed tear in the top edge of the front panel.
From the Introduction- "Perhaps only today as we explore alternate methods of transportation can we fully appreciate what the Ocean Shore might have accomplished, but this railroad was not always so highly regarded. During its time it fouled up the property titles of three counties, became a constant litigant in the courts, lost money for its stockholders, bondholders and promoters alike and became a running joke for three generations. This, then, is the story of a failure, of an idea conceived by men of wealth, intelligence and determination who tried hard to achieve a goal that always eluded them."