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The story of the western railroads

Author: Robert E Riegel
Publisher: Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, 1964, ©1926.
Series: Bison book, BB183.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on the Central Pacific Railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pony Express, etc.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Riegel
OCLC Number: 238067
Description: xv, 345 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Beginning of railroads --
The first construction --
Federal aid --
State and local aid --
War Period --
The completion of the first transcontinental road --
Prosperity --
Transcontinental aspirations and the Panic of 1873 --
Depression and opposition --
Recovery --
The Gould system --
The completion of the southern transcontinental roads --
The completion of the northern transcontinental --
The end of an era --
The labor supply --
Labor organization --
Equipment --
The railroads and western settlement --
Regulation and the Interstate Commerce Act --
The reign of giants.
Series Title: Bison book, BB183.
Responsibility: by Robert Edgar Riegel.

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Includes information on the Central Pacific Railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pony Express, etc.

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