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American narrow gauge railroads

Author: George W Hilton
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 1991 c 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive, extensively illustrated account of the growth and decline of American narrow gauge railroading, a singular and still not fully understood episode in the history of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Hilton
ISBN: 0804717311 9780804717311
OCLC Number: 613788908
Description: XIII, 580 Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Part I. The Narrow Gauge Movement: 1. The origins of the narrow guage movement; 2. The economic organization of the railroads; 3. The cost controversy; 4. The narrow guage fever; 5. Locomotives; 6. Rolling stock; 7. Physical plant; 8. The incompatibility problem; 9. The decline of the narrow guage; Part II. The Individual Narrow Gauge Common Carriers: Introduction; Alabama - Wisconsin.
Responsibility: George W. Hilton.

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