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American Railway : Its Construction, Development, Management, and Trains (New) (Paperback) (Thomas

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The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls “one of the best-known civil engineers in America.”The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people who rode or worked with the railway system. You’ll also find more than two hundred hand-drawn illustrations—visual representations of great steam engines, graceful bridges, life in a Pullman car, railway accidents, views of track construction, and portraits of railroad pioneers and magnates of the times—and stories from real rail workers. Learn how far we’ve come from such humble beginnings and grow to have a newfound appreciation for the railways that paved our country’s future. This edition features a new foreword by Jeff Smith, editor of theNRHS Bulletin, the quarterly magazine published by the National Railway Historical Society.
The American Railway is an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people who rode or worked with the railway system. You?ll also find over two hundred hand-drawn illustrationsvisual representations of great steam engines, graceful bridges, life in a Pullman car, railway accidents, views of track construction, and portraits of railroad pioneers and magnates of the timesand stories from the mouths of real rail workers. Learn how far we've come from such humble beginnings, and grow to have a new found appreciation for the railways that paved our country?s future.

This edition features a new foreword by Jeff Smith, the editor of the National Railway Historical Society's quarterly magazine.
Edition: New
Number of Pages: 456
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: Railroads / History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Thomas Curtis Clarke
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 46759283
UPC: 9781634502962
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6880
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