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Historical atlas of the North American railroad

Hayes, Derek 1947- (Author).

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Homer Public Library 385.0973 HAY 000122779 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0520266161
  • ISBN: 9780520266162
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 33 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-217) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The railroad map -- Origins -- Local lines -- Extending outward -- Toward a network -- Pacific dreams -- A railroad war -- A network West -- The first transcontinental -- The race West -- Years of glory -- More transcontinentals -- The end of monopoly -- Defending the nation -- A thousand glorious tomorrows.
Summary, etc.:
" ... the history of the railroad in North America, from its origins in Britain in the 1820s and short lines connecting Eastern Seaboard rivers in the 1830s to Amtrak and the modern intermodal freights driving today's railroad revival."--Jacket.
Subject: n-us--- n-cn---
Railroads United States History Maps
Railroads Canada History Maps
United States Historical geography Maps
Canada Historical geography Maps
Historical geography
United States
Genre: History.
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