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Early American railroads

Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner"s Die innern Communicationen (1842-1843)

by Gerstner, Franz Anton Ritter von

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Transportation engineering -- United States -- History,
    • Railroads -- United States -- History,
    • Inland navigation -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [799]-836) and index.

      StatementFranz Anton Ritter von Gerstner ; edited by Frederick C. Gamst ; translated by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker.
      ContributionsGamst, Frederick C.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTA1023 .G4713 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 844 p. :
      Number of Pages844
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL793590M
      ISBN 100804724237
      LC Control Number95026214

        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.

        The Transcontinental Railroads And Creative Destruction On at Promontory Summit, Utah, the lines of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads were symbolically linked together to celebrate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. An iconic photograph celebrates this event. Once viewed as a seminal moment in the making of the United States and the /5(93). Most 19th-century American locomotives had wood-burning engines. Wood did not produce such a fierce heat as coal, but in North America it was plentiful and cheaper than coal. A shower of sparks often came out of the smokestack along with the smoke and steam, and the sparks could set fire to forests and dry grassland, and even trackside buildings.


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