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Riding the rails in the USA : trains in American life

Author: Martin W Sandler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Transportation in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the impact of trains in the United States as they allowed settlers to move West in large numbers and get needed supplies, helped farmers to move goods to market, and provided transportation for commuters.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler
ISBN: 0195132289 9780195132281
OCLC Number: 50643626
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm.
Contents: The coming of the rails --
Linking the nation --
The train in the West --
The train comes of age --
Working on the railroad --
New trains for modern times.
Series Title: Transportation in America.
Responsibility: Martin W. Sandler.
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Explores the impact of trains in the United States as they allowed settlers to move West in large numbers and get needed supplies, helped farmers to move goods to market, and provided transportation for commuters.

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