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The railroads of the United States : their history and statistics comprising the progress and present condition of the various lines with their earnings and expenses : to which are added a synopsis of the railroad laws of the United States, and an article on the comparative merits of iron and steel rails

Author: Henry M Flint
Publisher: Philadelphia : John E. Potter & Co., 1868.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfilm : Master microform : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry M Flint
OCLC Number: 31573127
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Mineola, N.Y. : Filmed by MicroMedia, Inc. for New York University Libraries, Preservation Dept., New York, N.Y. 10012, 1992. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Description: 452 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The origin of railroads --
How a railroad is built. Tunnels ; American tunnels ; Cost of railroads ; Earnings and operating expenses --
Origin of railroads in Russia. Anecdotes of opposition to railroads ; Using railroads on Sundays --
Progress of railroads in the United States. Principal trunk lines: From Boston to the West ; From New York to the West ; From Philadelphia to the West ; From Baltimore to the West ; From New York to the South ; From Chicago to the South ; From Chicago to the West ; Chicago to the Northwest ; Chicago to the Southwest --
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad --
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad --
The Pennsylvania Railroad --
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad --
Northern Central Railroad --
New York Central Railroad --
Michigan Central Railroad and Great Western Railroad of Canada. Michigan Central Railroad ; Hotel cars --
New York and Erie Railroad. Increase of means to operate the road ; Financial condition ; Earnings for various years --
Atlantic and Great Western Railroad --
The Michigan Southern Railroad --
Railroads of New England --
Railroads in New Jersey --
Central Railroad of New Jersey --
Condition of the western country before the introduction of railroads --
The railroads of Illinois. Railroads now in operation --
The railroads of Chicago. Trunk lines centering at Chicago --
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. History of the Peninsula Railroad --
Illinois Central Railroad --
Chicago and St. Louis Railroad ; Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad --
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ; Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad --
Railroads in the southern states ; New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad --
Memphis and Charleston Railroad --
Orange and Alexandria Railroad --
Railroads in Texas --
Projected railroads in the south and the west ; The Pacific Railroad. Projected railroads in the south ; Projected railroads in the west ; Railroads in Iowa and Minnesota ; Railroad to the Pacific Ocean --
On the comparative merits of iron and steel rails --
Railroad laws of the United States. Railroad laws of Pennsylvania ; Consolidation of railroad companies ; Railroad laws of Illinois ; The Consolidation Act ; Providing for the consolidation of railroad companies --
Appendix. Note A. New York and Eries Railway ; Note B. Pennsylvania Railroad ; Note C. Northern Central Railroad.
Responsibility: by Henry M. Flint.

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