Thomas W. Dixon Jr.

Listed in: Ohio and Regional · History · American History




The Hocking Valley Railway was once Ohio's longest intrastate rail line, filled with a seemingly endless string of coal trains. Although coal was the main business, the railroad also carried iron and salt. Despite the fact that the Hocking Valley was such a large railroad, with a huge economic and social impact, very little is known about it.

“The first comprehensive history of the Hocking Valley Railway ever published fills a gap in the literature. Miller has written the definitive history of this railroad.”

Richard Francaviglia, author of Hard Places: Reading the Landscape of America’s Historic Mining Districts