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2 edition of American railways found in the catalog.

American railways

Pratt, Edwin A.

American railways

reprinted (with additions) from "The Times".

by Pratt, Edwin A.

  • 124 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 309 p.
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16159971M

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    In some cases, corridors have even been restored for renewed freight or commuter service. I spent a lot of time daydreaming on trains, and hence my series of historical thrillers featuring the Edwardian railwayman, Jim Stringer. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads during the Civil War and the two World Wars; and charts the railroads' decline due to the advent of air travel and trucking during the s. Warren Calloway photo. Now that passenger cars were lighter, they were able to carry heavier loads, but the size of the average passenger load that rode in them didn't increase to match the cars' new capacities. By the time of the Civil War there were more than 60, miles in service and this ballooned to more thanby the turn of the 20th century.

    By: Trainmaster97 Journy back to a time where steam engines ruled the rails. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens Dickens never liked trains. He soon came up to a line of trees. Additionally, as mentioned above, the new Patriot Corridor created in partnership with Norfolk Southern in looks to open high-valuable freight traffic between eastern New York, central Vermont, southern Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts as part of the jointly owned Pan Am Southern Railway. Inwithin the U. One critic wrote: "Too many trains and too many crimes.


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In two new chapters, Stover recounts the remarkable recovery of the railroads, along with other pivotal events of the industry's recent history.

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There is even a website dedicated to this very subject, designed to aid travelers in their quest to ride the rails, whether that be a cross-country adventure or local excursion. However, the enjoyment of it all, and the many thanks I receive from readers, makes it well worth it.

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Your review has been posted. By: Trainmaster97 Journy back to a time where steam engines ruled the rails. The typical passenger car was now much lighter than its "heavyweight" wood cousins of old. January 09, Ten additional Travel Facts have been added to the site bringing the total number to Since that time the public has taken a greater interest in preserving our remaining rail history, including important rail lines and depots.

This is perfectly fine with me because I am very interested in always learning more about railroads as well as helping others with questions they might have.

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