Challenges Accepted The Story Of Railroading Soft Cover 21 pages AAR

Challenges Accepted The Story Of Railroading Soft Cover 21 pages AAR

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Challenges Accepted The Story Of Railroading Soft Cover 21 pages AAR
Challenges Accepted The Story Of Railroading Soft Cover 21 pages Association of American Railroads 974
Railroading in America has had a long and sometimes tumultuous history, marked by technological leaps and dominant personalities. But in hauling a young nation out of the past and into the present, the industry created a story of such exuberance and scope that its continuing potential has tended at times to become obscure. Now, the world is crossing the threshold of a new era. Recent history has brought about many changes in the way people live, along with a glimpse of a future that will call for even further adjustments. The age of cheap, plentiful fuel has been interrupted, if not terminated. So, too, is there doubt about how the environment will survive the effects of a technological race, which seems to have been run with less foresight than the surroundings deserved.  In looking to the future, it is sometimes best to first look to the past-to the iron horse that a century ago began drawing the nation together, opening up the West and providing the industrial impetus for a new way of life. In performing this task, America's railroads attained new peaks in transportation efficiency.  Now, the railroads are in a key position to meet a new challenge-by answering expanding demands for transportation to the best advantage in terms of energy supply and the environment. This time, it will be done with the benefit of a new realization of how inextricably the country's future is bound to this vital industry.  The rails do, indeed, stretch to the horizon. As far as the eye can see. And in two directions.

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