Encyclopedia Of North American Railroads

Author by : William D. Middleton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.


Encyclopedia Of North American Railroads

Author by : Aaron E. Klein
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North American Railroads

Author by : Brian Solomon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Voyageur Press (MN)
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Description : Originally published in hardcover in 2012.


Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration

Author by : John Powell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.


The Encyclopedia Of North American Indian Wars 1607 1890

Author by : Spencer Tucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history.


The Historical Guide To North American Railroads

Author by : Jeff Wilson
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Publisher by :
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Description : Rev. ed. of: The historical guide to North American railroads / compiled by George H. Drury. Milwaukee, Wis.: Kalmbach Books, c1985.


The Great Railroad Revolution

Author by : Christian Wolmar
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train travel. Promoted by visionaries and built through heroic effort, the American railroad network was bigger in every sense than Europe’s, and facilitated everything from long-distance travel to commuting and transporting goods to waging war. It united far-flung parts of the country, boosted economic development, and was the catalyst for America’s rise to world-power status. Every American town, great or small, aspired to be connected to a railroad and by the turn of the century, almost every American lived within easy access of a station. By the early 1900s, the United States was covered in a latticework of more than 200,000 miles of railroad track and a series of magisterial termini, all built and controlled by the biggest corporations in the land. The railroads dominated the American landscape for more than a hundred years but by the middle of the twentieth century, the automobile, the truck, and the airplane had eclipsed the railroads and the nation started to forget them. In The Great Railroad Revolution, renowned railroad expert Christian Wolmar tells the extraordinary story of the rise and the fall of the greatest of all American endeavors, and argues that the time has come for America to reclaim and celebrate its often-overlooked rail heritage.


Encyclopedia Of North American Railroading

Author by : Freeman H. Hubbard
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : McGraw-Hill
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Description : Provides brief information on railroad lore, terminals, lines, owners, robbers, technology, and history


The Great Railway Revolution

Author by : Christian Wolmar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.


Landmarks On The Iron Road

Author by : William D. Middleton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Railroads Past and Present (Pa
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Description : "This book, for the first time, calls adequate attention to the physical plant over which railroads operate - the roadbeds, tracks, bridges, and tunnels, subjects that are often taken for granted. It is a book no rail fan or student of engineering can be without."--BOOK JACKET.