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By Stewart H. Holbrook

This richly entire heritage by means of a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian gains greater than a hundred photos and modern prints of America's railway method. Stewart H. Holbrook provides a dramatic, hugely readable chronicle of the advance of the spine of the country's trade and undefined. Abounding in episodes of ingenuity and success, the expansion of the railway approach required consistent advancements in ideas, units, and machines, from the 1st wooden burner that traveled on wood rails to fashionable streamliners and diesel-powered giants.
In addition to technological recommendations, the huge company required braveness and unravel to conflict demanding situations posed through nature in addition to via political maneuvering and corruption. This interesting survey attracts upon many hitherto unknown unique resources and new info, as well as firsthand debts from hundreds of thousands of brakemen, conductors, engineers, and different railroad staff. Sound and authoritative, it constitutes a definitive historical past of America's railroads.

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This richly entire heritage through a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian beneficial properties greater than a hundred images and modern prints of America's railway process. Stewart H. Holbrook provides a dramatic, hugely readable chronicle of the improvement of the spine of the country's trade and undefined.

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