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The History of American Railroads (No. 06003)

J. B. Hollingsworth

The History of American Railroads (No. 06003)

by J. B. Hollingsworth

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Published by Bookthrift Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada,
  • History,
  • Railroads,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7645528M
    ISBN 100671060031
    ISBN 109780671060039
    OCLC/WorldCa10035169

    Explore our list of Railroads - History - United States (Western) Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series.. Wooden railroads, called wagonways, were built in the United States starting from the s. A railroad was reportedly used in the construction of the French fortress at Louisburg, Nova Scotia, in New France (now Canada) in Between and , at the close of the French and Indian War (–), a gravity.

    A short history of the American railways, covering ten decades and with illustrations. This book is a second editon, revised and corrected and thirteenth thousand . A Short History of U.S. Freight Railroads Association of American Railroads July 0 25, 50, 75, , , , , , , , , U.S. Railroad Mileage: Source: AARFile Size: KB.

      Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Chinese Immigrants Made It Happen Stanford professor of American history and author of the book, “Many books on the railroad . For more reading about Wisconsin's railroad history you might want to consider a copy of Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin from author Axel Lorenzsonn. The book includes over pages of information and historic photographs covering the state's rail history, particularly during the early years of the mid and latter 19th.


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The History of American Railroads (No. 06003) by J. B. Hollingsworth Download PDF EPUB FB2

A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the first lines that helped eastern seaports capture western markets to today's newly revitalized industry. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads /5(9).

The author comprehensively covers the evolution of railroading, starting off with the earliest railroads in England, and then shifting his focus to the U.S.

This is well researched and documented, and gives you a full understanding of not just how the railroads grew the way they did, but by: This is a very well written book, that really does an excellent job of summarizing America's railroad history.

Very important volume, that describes the entire progression of the American railroad Cited by: 7. History of Railroads. Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the. Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built.

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built. The History of Railroads in America follows the rise of passenger luxury service and the freight long haul business. The book is filled with pictures and the history of the American Railroads. The “Great Locomotive Chase” (made into a movie) and the romantic image of the railroad is.

An illustrated chronicle of the American railroad and the men and women who built it discusses the opening of the West and the corruption of railroad financiers, and includes historical photographs, paintings, sketches, and cartoons.4/5.

A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the. As this book shows, the railroad is a prism to look at American history it is deeply intertwined with American history.

The railroads infancy was near the beginning of the United States, when the country was agrarian, almost a wilderness of unconnected small towns/5. According to historian Mike Del Vecchio's book, "Railroads Across America," the very first railroad-like operation was opened in England during which used wooden rails, with wooden cross-ties (or "sleepers") for lateral support, to haul coal.

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The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American Railroads by John F. Stover, Mark C. Carnes Book Description: With 50 full-color original maps, and a keen and perceptive text, the preeminent historian of US railways has created an illustrated atlas that will delight general history readers and railroad fans alike.

From the construction of the first US railroads in the s to the advent of Amtrak, this. “As he did for global railroad history in his Blood, Iron, and Gold, Wolmar masterfully condenses the history of American rail into a lively and lucid work that is highly recommended to all.” Washington Independent Review of Books ”Wolmar clearly wishes the railroads had remained more of a social, economic and transportation force in the /5(5).

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(58). The history of American railroads. [J B Hollingsworth] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for History: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J B Hollingsworth.

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However, there are other types of railways, including those whose units consist of single self-propelled cars, cable-drawn railways used to ascend steep grades, and monorails whose cars.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stover, John F.

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