History Of Railroads, The by David Norris History Magazine
History Of Railroads, The by David Norris History Magazine
History Of Railroads, The by David Norris History Magazine

History Of Railroads, The by David Norris History Magazine

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History Of Railroads, The by David Norris History Magazine
The History Of Railroads Compiled By David A. Norris: From the Publishers of History Magazine
The Transcontinental Railroad
Travel on the Orient Express
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Canadian Pacific Railway
The Panama Railroad
Civil War Train Travel
World War I Trains
Train Robberies
Owney the Mail Dog and more!

STEAMING INTO THE PAST! Thanks to improvements made by James Watt in the 18th century, the steam engine, in its various forms, eventually became a catalyst for a revolution in industry and travel. The image of a belching and billowing multi-ton behemoth seems almost romantic to us today, but in its day, the steam locomotive was responsible for building nations and providing a means to move people as they had never been moved before. Once we had a taste of the rails, there was no turning back.
In this special issue, compiled by History Magazine regular author, David A. Norris, he takes us on a tour of some of the more notable railroads including the USA's Transcontinental (the Union Pacific and Central Pacific), the Canadian Pacific Railway, Europe's fabled Orient Express, and the lesser-known Panama Railroad of 1855 - actually the first transcontinental railway in North America.
We also look at railroad stations, luxurious Pullman cars, WWI trains, tales of train robbers, locomotive thefts, dogs riding the rails, mail trains and Civil War train travel.
In addition, David also sheds some light on railroad legends the Old 97 and Casey Jones, both made famous in story and song. We hope you enjoy this special look at railroad history, and, for those of you out there who still remember the glory days of the steam railways, we hope you look back fondly at an era that seems so distant and far away... like a mournful steam train whistle.
- Edward Zapletal
The History of Railroads The Transcontinental Railroad

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