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Train time : railroads and the imminent reshaping of the United States landscape

Author: John R Stilgoe
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers ideas about the spatial consequences of railways up to the present moment. Arguing that the train is returning, "an economic and cultural tsunami about to transform the United States," Stilgoe posits a future for railways as powerful shapers of American life. Train Time is a look at the future of our railroads and of transportation and land development."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Stilgoe
ISBN: 9780813926681 0813926688
OCLC Number: 85485187
Description: xv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Whisper --
Necklace --
Sidetracked --
Resort --
Threshold --
Express --
Fast freight --
Bulk --
Transfer --
Overhead.
Responsibility: John R. Stilgoe.
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Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Divided into sections that focus on particular aspects of the impending impact of  Read more...

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"Stilgoe takes us on a fun- and fact-filled journey to bustling cities and remote locales, encouraging us to look over the horizons to broaden our appreciation of railroads." - Joseph Schwieterman, Read more...

 
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