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Great Railroad Tunnels of North America.

Author: William Lowell Putnam
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2011.
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Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book covers the period from the creation of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper Canyon's Continental and El Descanso tunnels in the early 1960s. Other notable tunnels featured here include Massachusetts' notoriously expensive and slow-progressing Hoosac Tunnel; Colorado's rail and  Read more...
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Putnam, William Lowell.
Great Railroad Tunnels of North America.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Lowell Putnam
ISBN: 9780786489206 0786489200 128321332X 9781283213325 9780786459513 0786459514
OCLC Number: 746747056
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)

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Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the US, and Mexico, this covers the period from the creation of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper  Read more...

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"an examination of the tunneling through mountains for trains...it's a lot like exploring a tunnel, or a mine, in which you sometimes find unexpected gemstones"--IZoom.com; "examines the development Read more...

 
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