Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov

Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov

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Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood SoftCov
The Historical Atlas of North American Railroads by John Westwood & Ian Wood
History of NA RRs, lost of color photos, some black & white, a few maps.
Soft Cover    SOME PAGES have creases.  
400 pages
Copyright 2007
Map List  7
Introduction    8-9
Opening The Trade Routes    10-17
First Railroads, 1700-1830   18-23
Origins Of The Streetcar   24-25
Rail Track Developments    26-27
Harnessing The Power Of Steam, 1800-34   28-33
Coming Of The Iron Horse   34-37
The Boom Begins, 1830-37    38-41
Technical Improvements, 1830-40    42-43
Safety On The Tracks   44-45
After The Panic Of 1837    46-51
Abe Lincoln's Whistle-Stop Tours, 1849 And 1861   52-53
The Classic American Locomotive, 1840-60s    54-57
The Telegraph Revolution   58-61
Railroad Expansion, 1850s   62-69
The Pacific Railroad Surveys, 1853-55   70-81
Expansion Of The Railroads, 1860-65   82-87
The Background To The Civil War   88-93
Railroads At War   94-105
Standardizing The Railroad Gauge   106-109
Building The Union Pacific Railroad   110-117
Landmarks In Locomotive Design, 1860-80   118-123
Spreading Railroad Networks, 1865-79   124-129
Commercial Rivals   130-135
Railroad Dispatch And Signaling, 1870-1900   136-141
Advent Of The Air Brake  142-143
Electric Streetcars And Locomotives  144-147
Master Car Builders' Association  148-151
Pullman And The New Passenger Cars  152-155
Spreading Networks And Canada, 1870-90  156-163
Growth Of The Mexican Railroads, 1860-90  164-171
Farmers Versus The Railroads,1866-90   172-175
The Land Grant Issue   176-179
Locomotive Developments, 1880-1900   180-181
Camelbacks And High Wheelers   182-185
Rise And Fall Of The Electric Interurbans   186-187
The Adaptable Streetcar   188-191
Railroads To The Pacific, 1893-1900   192-195
Consolidation And Legal Issues, 1900-10   196-201
Rerouting, 1900-04   202-207
Eastern City Routes  208-211
Natural Disasters   212-215
New Constructions, 1906-10   216-219
Legislation And Losses, 1900-16  220-223
Growth Of The Steam Locomotive, 1900-28  224-231
The Mallets, 1904-20  232-235
Car Design, 1900-25  236-237
Industrial Turmoil   238-241
Transcontinental Railroads, 1900-20  242-245
Railroads During World War I, 1914-18   246-251
Icc Regrouping And Electrification, 1903-30   252-257
Fare Dodgers And Safety Cars, 1920s  258-261
The Great Depression And Receivership In The U.S., 1930s 262-267
Streamlined Steam  268-271
Alternative Motive Power 272-273
Diesel-Electric Locomotives, 1930-44  274-279
Heavy Steam, 1930-50 280-285
Railroads During World War Ii, 1939-45  286-293
Oil-Burning, Cab-Forward Locomotives, 1900-60 294-295
Postwar Problems, 1945-60 296-299
Passenger And Freight Car Evolution, 1920-50s  300-301
The New Interurbans, 1930-41  302-305
The Last Great Streetcar  306-309
The Growth Of Commuter Traffic  310-315
Short Lines And Regionals 316-321
As Commuter Services Decline, A New Regime Enters 322-327
Railroad Mergers And Deregulation, 1960-95 328-345
Renaissance Of The North American Railroads 346-359
Trolleys And Light Rail In The 21st Century 360-363
North American Railroads In The 21st Century 364-375
Primary Canadian Railroads 376-381
Primary Mexican Railroads 382-385
Bright Prospects For Light Rail 386-389
Index 390-399
Acknowledgments 400
North America c. 17806
The National Road (The Cumberland Road)12
Map of the State of New York: Erie Canal14- 15
The Granite Railway 182521
Railroads early 1830s    35
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad  39
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 183041
United States Territorial Growth 1840   47
Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad 183649
Chicago & North Western Railroad50
Railroads, 184051
Abraham Lincoln's Travels 1849 and 186153
Territory Growth 185063
Railroads, 185064
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad65
1850: The Old Northwest Traffic goes North-South    66
Illinois Central 185168
New York Central 1831/185369
The Pacific Railroads Surveys 1853-55   71
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 185274
1860: The Old Northwest Traffic goes East-West75
Erie 1832/186176
Wagon Trails to the West, Cattle Trails to the North 1860-90    78
Westward Migration 1853-7079
Native American Wars 1860-90   80-81
Territorial Expansion to 186083
Speed of Travel 186084
United States Military Railroads   86
Railroads 186087
Free and Slave Population by State88
The United States, January 186189
The Secession Vote 1860-6190
Civil War: railroad network 186093
Railroads and the Civil War95
The Campaigns of 1863105
Railroads in 1861: Myth of an Integrated Network107
Union Pacific Railroad and Land Grant  108
Union Pacific 1862  112
Railroad Terminals in Cincinnati 1865124
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad 1869125
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 1883127
Railroads to the Pacific128
United States Territorial Growth 1870   133
Boston & Maine Railroad 1898134
Standard Time Zones139
Pullman's Pullman, Illinois155
Canada 1885157
Railroads 1890158-159
Mexico City-Veracruz Railroad 1873169
Ferro Carril Mexicano 1877171
The Railroads: Getting Agricultural Products to Eastern Markets 1890173
Grange Railroads 1890174
Federal Land Allegedly Granted to Railroads 1884178
Federal Land Granted to Railroads178
Trolley Map of Massachusetts 1912190-191
Northern Pacific Railroad  192
Railroads to the Pacific193
Great Northern 1880s194-195
Territory Growth 1900196
Major Rail Combinations, early 20th century   197
Railroads 1900198-199
The Alaska Railroad 1903200
Lucin Cutoff 1904203
Salton Sink, 1905-1908215
The Southern Railroad 1894221
Atlantic Coast Line223
Seaboard Air Line 1880s227
Homestead: A Company Town 1880238
Industrial Giant 1873239
Transcontinental Railroads 1900243
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific   245
Railroads 1916248-249
United States Territorial Growth 1920    253
Federal Highway System 1925255
Unemployment and Relief by State 1934263
Crop Failure in the Midwest, 1934264
Midwestern Rainfall: Normal, 1934, 1936264-265
Output for Major Wheat- and Corn-producing States265
Civil Aviation 1918-30266
Airports Constructed or Improved by WPA June 1941267
Zephyr Trip 1934275
American World War II Industry and Relocation 1941-45287
Net Regional Migration, 1940-60297
Brooklyn and Queens Trolley System, 1930s  309
Long Island Railroad 2010310
Chicago Commuter Lines 1950313
Pennsylvania Short Lines 2001317
Regional Railroads 2010319
Chicago Commuter Lines 2009323
West Coast Passenger Trains 2010324
Railroads 1963330-331
Growth of Four Major Railroads, 1959-98333
Railroad Mileage in Ten Selected States, 1840-1995334
Classification Yards 2010336
Intermodal Yards 2010351
Trolleys and Light Rail Systems361
ICC Class 1 railroads: Union Pacific365
ICC Class 1 railroads: BNSF368
ICC Class 1 railroads: CSX   371
Canadian Railways Southern Expansion373
ICC Class 1 railroads: The Acela Express (Amtrak's HST)374
Canadian Railroad Mergers 1987-2009377
British Columbia Railway System 2010378
Primary Canadian Railroads: VIA Rail380
Mexican Railroads383
Toronto Trolley System 2010389
This book features an entirely original visual exploration of the transportation system that united the US and Canada. From the earliest experiments and surveys, through the rail-building boom, to the transcontinental lines that followed the pioneer trails, detailed full-color, computer-generated maps with informative supporting text trace the growth of the railroad network and urban trolley systems. The comprehensive analysis continues through the peak years of the 20th century, and on into recent deregulation and consolidation.
From the early 1800s, entrepreneurs cherished dreams of harnessing the new steam engine to open up the vast spaces of the United States, and make their fortunes. In the century
that followed, the great engineers and their legions of laborers overcame all obstacles-human and natural-to make that dream a reality and unite the continent. At its peak, few citizens were far from the rail network or the urban trolleys that sped them to their destinations, and carried their goods and commodities to every corner of the nation. Despite the lean years that began with the Great Depression, and competition from the automobile, the truck, and the airplane, the US railroad still retains an important transport role to this day, and few parts of the country are untouched by its architectural legacy.
With over 400 high-quality maps, plans, and photographs, The Historical Atlas of North American Railroads, brings the subject to life, revealing all aspects of rail transportation and technology. It maps the spread of the networks across the US, Canada, and Mexico, showing the stations and important intersections, the layout and location of major bridges and tunnels, and much more. The book examines railroad technology, from the early steam engines through diesel and electric locomotives. It also details the building of stations, railroad constructions and factories that grew up around the railroad network. Social history is explored, covering the movement of people, farm produce and manufactured goods, giving a real insight into the role that rail transportation played.
The book begins by looking at the continent before the coming of the railroad, when European settlers clung to the coast and the great plains were ruled by the Native Americans and the buffalo. Journey times, dependent on the horse or riverboat, are mapped out. From 1830, when the Baltimore & Ohio railroad was officially opened, railroad building boomed, soon replacing canals as the primary means of transportation. At the same time that the railroad began linking up the great cities of the East, the pioneers were surveying the routes to the West and the Pacific.
The network continued to expand through the 1850s and 1860s, cutting journey times to a fraction of what they had been decades before, and linking the cattlemen of the West to their markets in the growing cities. During the Civil War, trains had a major role, carrying men and munitions to and from the battle zones, even serving as makeshift artillery platforms and hospitals.
The book looks at the first transcontinental link in 1869 and the renewed expansion that followed, together with improvements in technology and manufacturing. Strikes and rioting resulted in violence and public outcry that led to the establishment of the first railroad regulation.
The book maps out the continued growth of the railroads in the early 20th century until the network peaked in 1916. Then automobiles, airplanes and the Great Depression contributed to a decrease in mileage and ridership. The railroads fought back with new diesel engines and luxurious streamliners but could do little in the face of social change. It was World War II that brought a late boost with the highest number of passengers in American history as soldiers were sent overseas to fight in Europe and the Pacific. However, it was a short respite in a steady downward trend.
The final chapters explore the increasing decline in ridership after the end of the war, which led to mergers and consolidations before the birth of Amtrak in 1971 and the first major closures of passenger routes. Deregulation and bankruptcies followed, together with the introduction of new technology. All these factors created the modern network that moved forward into the 21st century, almost 200 years on from the original pioneers.
John Westwood is an authority on the history of railroad transport throughout the world. During his long career as an author, he has written numerous books on the subject, including The Age of Steam: The Locomotives, the Railroads, and Their Legacy; The Pictorial History of Railways; History of Steam Classics; Trains; The World Steam Train Album; World Railways (with Ken Cordner) and World Railways: An Illustrated History of the Iron Horse.
Ian Wood has been an editor and author for more than 30 years. He has edited 35 books, contributed to a further 15 and written eight, including The Hudson River and Platinum, which won a Best Book award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. He has traveled extensively throughout North America from Canada to Mexico-including more than 12,000 miles by train-and visited all 50 of the United States.

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