Encyclopedia of North American Railroads
by William D. Middleton, George M. Smerk, Roberta L. Diehl
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Publication Info: 1280 pages (2007)
Indiana University Press; Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 11
Description: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK A magnificent reference with the latest information on railroads past and present for anyone who was ever enthralled by the romance of the rails.
Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent's railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. Hardcover, cloth.
Additional Information: The encyclopedia's over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry's development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads.
More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books.
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