History of American Railroads, THe By Hollingsworth DJ 1983

History of American Railroads, THe By Hollingsworth DJ 1983

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History of American Railroads, THe By Hollingsworth DJ 1983
The History of American Railroads By JB Hollingsworth 256 Pages Copyright 1983 Dust Jacket
Table of Contents:  building the network, war and depression, struggle in the space age, Canadian Railways, the development of steam power, steam in prime and decline, electrification turbines and diesels, lines and equipment, passenger and freight cars, great trains now no more, great trains still with us, transporting the nations freight, US Railroads in the 1980s, motive power and equipment in the 1980s, Canadian Rails 1977-1982, Rapid Transit in the US, more.
The story of the railways of North America is also a history of the development of two great nations: the United States and Canada. The coming of the railroad made the rapid expansion and growth of the two countries possible in the 19th century, and today railroads form a vital network across the continent. By the 1930s railways reached their pinnacle of development: some 15,000 passenger trains departed each day. By the time Amtrak was established in 1971, many famous names like the Super Chief, the Twentieth Century Limited and the California Zephyr had disappeared, perhaps forever.
After years of decline, the late 1970s and early 1980s have seen U.S. and Canadian railroads showing signs of recovering, albeit slowly. The book covers the very latest equipment and rolling stock and explains how the consolidation of the railroad companies has made them more efficient.
Hundreds of superb illustrations help to depict the story of the world's most important railway systems, including the Burlington Great Northern, Union Pacific, Penn Central, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railroads. Photographs of the first steam engines, camel-backs, narrow-gauge railroads, name trains, electrified railways, turbines, diesels, and the latest metroliners and turbos appear in this volume. The History of American Railroads is a collector's item for all lovers of the romance of the railroad.

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