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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
Railroads
Canada
United States
Eisenbahn
Karte
USA
Kanada
Genre: History.
Maps.

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Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad
Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad
by Hayes, Derek
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Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad


America's long romance with the train has been the subject of many books, but none has used contemporary maps to comprehensively illustrate the story. Until now. Here the latest of Derek Hayes's historical atlases delves into 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. Colorful and informative, the book covers a vast range of topics and offers an impressive array of types of railroad map, from the purely utilitarian to the gorgeously promotional. Nearly 400 old railroad maps, most in full color, plus many historical photos, brochures, and posters, combine to provide a new perspective on the North American railroad. Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad also explains how the railroad transformed the economic and social life of a continent, fundamentally changing the two North American nations it linked from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
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