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Railroad signatures across the Pacific Northwest

Author: Carlos A Schwantes
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos A Schwantes
ISBN: 0295972106 9780295972107
OCLC Number: 27266208
Description: 359 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 x 27 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: Railroad time and space in the new Northwest --
Pt. I. Signatures in steel: the first railway age, 1868-1893. Portages by rail ; Henry Villard and the empire of the Columbia ; Shapers of the new Northwest ; Traveling too fast: adjustments to railroad power ; The railway landscape --
Pt. II. Northwest passages: the second railway age, 1897-1917. New beginnings for a new century ; Fiefdom and baronies: Harriman and Hill redraw the railroad map ; The promise of electric motive power ; Twentieth-century empire builders ; Selling the great Northwest ; Wonderlands: railroad tourism ; The golden age of passenger train travel --
Pt. III. The age of competition, 1917 to 1990s. New competition ; An industry in trouble ; Response: the streamliner era ; Strange new world: war and a troubled peace ; A changing signature --
Epilogue: Pacific Northwest railroads in perspective.
Responsibility: Carlos A. Schwantes.
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