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Trains across the continent : North American Railroad history

Auteur : Rudolph L Daniels
Éditeur: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2000.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : 2nd edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Introductory text and concise history of the railroads in North America. Briefly covers virtually every conceivable aspect of railroading from "Hand, Flag and Lantern Signals" to the impact of  Lire la suite...

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Genre/forme: History
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Rudolph L Daniels
ISBN: 0253337623 9780253337627 0253214114 9780253214119
Numéro OCLC: 43662042
Description: xvii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contenu: Coal, iron, and steam --
The first railroads and the Industrial Revolution --
Lions, thumbs, and best friends --
Railroad fever --
Run to Goshen ... --
North vs. South: the first railroad war --
The glory years --
Harnessing the elephant --
Canada: the work has been done well in every way --
The Pullman company --
Glory years technology --
Railroad financing --
Perfecting the network --
Locomotive evolution and the creation of a railroad culture --
Government intervention --
The golden years --
The public be blessed ... --
Their finest hour --
The lifeline of the nation --
Modern times --
The twilight of the railroad era --
Trains today --
Conclusion: the past is the prologue to the future --
Glossary: Railroad slang terms.
Responsabilité: by Rudolph Daniels ; with foreword by Roger Cameron, Thomas C. White, Frank N. Wilner.
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"The best current railroad history available ... everything you need to know ... both educational and enjoyable reading." --Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Lire la suite...

 
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