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American railroads

John F. Stover

American railroads

by John F. Stover

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Statementby John F. Stover.
    SeriesThe Chicago history of American civilization, Chicago history of American civilization
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE2751 .S7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 302 p.
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13576887M
    LC Control Number61008081
    OCLC/WorldCa238051

    Association of American Railroads: Magna Carta for transportation [fact book on public policy problems in transportation, prepared for use by the railroad industry] (Washington, []) (page images at HathiTrust) Association of American Railroads: National code of rules governing the weighing and reweighing of carload freight. June 9, Bookseller BUCKINGHAM BOOKS (US) Bookseller Inventory # Title THE STORY OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. Author HOLBROOK, STEWART H Book condition Used Quantity availableBook Edition: First Edition.

    Buy This Book in Print. summary. In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics—trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the. Although die-hard steam enthusiasts might pass on this publication, most contemporary train spotters will find this book useful. The third volume in a series of reference works, this publication rounds out the coverage of Kalmbach's The Historical Guide to North American Railroads and Guide to North American Steam Locomotives.

      Shortly after the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah, on , James Strobridge — the construction foreman of the Central Author: Andrew Graybill. The railroads may be considered the first instruments that produced a recognizable American character and society. [3] During the growth phase of the American railroad network there is a clear delineation before and after the Civil War in terms of the total amount of track.


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American railroads by John F. Stover Download PDF EPUB FB2

Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of air travel and trucking, railroads have enjoyed a rebirth in recent years as profitable freight carriers.

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 /5(9). "North American Railroads The illustrated Encyclopedia" is not an encyclopedia but just one more of these coffee table books with large pictures and very little information.

Mr Solomon has chosen to present railroads in the US and Canada. He is not trying to list them all and that is understandable considering how many they are and have been/5(54). Association of American Railroads.

America’s freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world — and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is committed to keeping it that way. John Stover's book on American Railroads is certainly a comprehensive history of the subject, and it goes into great detail.

It is a great reference book for those who want to learn about how the railroads got started, how they merged and split up over the years, and how they ended up in the current state (a few large freight companies, and Amtrak with a virtual monopoly over passenger traffic)/5. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the American Railroads by John F.

Stover at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpBrand: University of Chicago Press. 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.

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American Railroads. Showing 1 - 38 of 38 Items. Narrow Your Results Sort by: View: Go to the first page Go to the first page AMERICAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVES: Design and Development, William L.

Withuhn. Hardbound. $ $ Add to Cart. Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate highways, and jet aviation, railroads measured their misfortune in lost market share, abandoned track, bankruptcies, and unemployment.5/5(1).

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Share to Pinterest. Share to Twitter. ISBN: ISBN American Railroads. Rated stars. No Customer Reviews. Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems.

The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American by: 1.

The American railroads were once the crown jewel of the world with passenger trains capable of speeds in excess of mph via four-track main lines, terminating at fabulous stations while long, heavy freights moved everything from merchandise to coal in powering the country's mighty industrial complex.

Hubbard, Freeman H., Encyclopedia of North American railroading: years of railroading in the United States and Canada. () Gallamore, Robert E. and John R. Meyer. American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century, (Harvard University Press, ).

ISBN ; Harris, Seymour E. American Economic History. New Freight: trillion tkm. 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.

The first known implementation of iron rails occurred at Whitehaven, Cumberland infollowed. American Railroads - Ebook written by John F. Stover. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read American Railroads. 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 andat the close of the French and Indian War (–), a gravity. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Aly, Bower, American railroads.

[Columbia, Mo., Artcraft Press Print, ] (OCoLC) Document Type. The influence of American Railroads, not surprisingly, subtly waned. The comparison with Fogel’s Railroads and American Economic Growth is instructive. Whereas Fishlow’s book remained an expensive hardback, Fogel’s book was published in paper, suggesting a wider readership in undergraduate courses and graduate seminars.

AMERICAN FLYER INSTRUCTION BOOK. Paperbound. $ $ Add to Cart. AMERICA'S RAIL PICTORIAL. Russ Porter. Hardbound. $ $ Add to Cart.

TOP STEAM RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD The Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads. Charity Vogel. Paperbound. $ Add to Cart. UNION PACIFIC: America's Premier. To distill all of North American railroading into 1, pages is a feat in itself; that Encyclopedia of North American Railroads does it so remarkably well is nothing short of phenomenal.

This could be the most ambitious railroad book to appear in Brand: Indiana University Press.Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.

The book is published by Indiana University Press. Buy The Historical Guide to North American Railroads (Trains Books) 3rd ed. by Magazine, Trains (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(58).