6 edition of Early American railroads found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -836) and index.
|Statement||Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner ; edited by Frederick C. Gamst ; translated by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker.|
|Contributions||Gamst, Frederick C.|
|LC Classifications||TA1023 .G4713 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 844 p. :|
|Number of Pages||844|
|LC Control Number||95026214|
This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering /5(5). “Some of us came to the cities to escape the reservation. We stayed after fighting in the Second World War. After Vietnam, too. We stayed because the city sounds like a war, and you can't leave a war once you've been you can only keep it at bay--which is easier when you can see and hear it near you, that fast metal, that constant firing around you, cars up and down the streets and freeways.
While the book focuses on the golden age of American railroading from to the early s, it extends to the present day where applicable, providing a colorful look at locomotives, passenger and freight operations, development, and, in some cases, demise.4/5(1). EXPLORE AMERICAN PALATE. Local History Delivered Join our email list for interesting articles about places you care about, advance word on our newest books, and early notification about sales and promotions. Arcadia Publishing ~ New & Noteworthy Releases ~ Check out some of.
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Early American Railroads: Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner’s ‘Die innern Communicationen’ 1st Edition. by Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner (Author), Frederick C. Gamst (Editor), David J. Diephouse (Translator), John C. Decker (Translator) & 1 more. out of 5 stars 1 rating.
ISBN ISBN Cited by: 3. Impressively informed and informative, "The First Railroads: Atlas of Early Railroads" is a simply fascinating read and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Railroading History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
(Micah Andrew Midwest Book Review )/5(6). 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). 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. For a century and a half, Gerstner's Die innern Communicationenhas been recognized as by far the most comprehensive and detailed Early American railroads book on the development, construction, finance, and operation of.
The author comprehensively covers the evolution of railroading, starting off with the earliest railroads in England, Early American railroads book 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 s: 5.
Railroads Were Critical to Early U.S. Development • America’s first intercity railroad, the mile Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was completed in early Bymore than 9, miles of railroad were in operation.
• Railroads provided a means for previously inaccessible areas to. Important early map of the United States. Includes drainage, canals, and cities and towns. Contains route profiles for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Columbia Railroad, Pa., and the Massachusetts railroads.
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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. As early as the s, novelists and poets began fretting that the railroads would destroy the rustic attractions of the American landscape.
By the s concerns were rising about terrible accidents when speeding trains crashed into helpless wooden carriages. American v English Locomotives Evans Free Railroads Books Principles of Rail Transport Johnson Early Illinois Railroads Ackerman Northern Pacific Railroad History Smalley Credit Mobilier of America Crawford Report of Chief Engineer Central Pacific This is a wonderful book.
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The Great Railroad Revolution is a history of trains in the United States from their beginnings to the present day. The author, Christian Wolmar, also provides some background information about railroads in Britain early in the book, because steam trains originated in that country/5(52).
Though written inthis history of the American railroads, nonetheless is thorough in all aspects of railroading, covering such things as the very early wooden roads right up to the Diesel locomotives.
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From the revolution of the ste. Early American Railroads: Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner’s ‘Die innern Communicationen’ | Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner Edited by Frederick C. Gamst Translated by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker. This is the first English translation of a monumental account of American railroads (and canals) in the years Railroad - Railroad - Early American railroads: As in England, the adoption of a railed pavement in North America was originally tied to gravity operation but later was adapted for the locomotive.
In the United States the earliest railed pavements were in or adjacent to Boston, where in (when it was decided to flatten the top of Beacon Hill in order to enlarge the Massachusetts statehouse.
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