History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket
History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket
History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket
History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket

History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket

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History Of The Western Railroads, The By Jane Eliot w/ dust jacket
 
The History Of The Western Railroads By Jane Eliot  Dust Jacket Copyright 1985   191 Pages
It is no wonder that Robert Louis Stevenson penned these words with such emotion upon completing a trip - from the Atlantic to the Pacific - by railroad. The iron horse and all that it would come to represent was a matter of no small importance to the United States, Canada and Alaska. The railroads were a crucial element in the development of the Wild West, as they snaked their way across vast prairies, deserts and cavernous canyons, over rushing rivers and the formidable Rocky and Sierra Mountains, and through virgin forests. Once chilled steel rails spanned the continent, the transportation of resources, goods, mail and settlers - drawn by the lure of land, gold and adventure - began changing the face of the West. The disappearance of the magnificent herds of buffalo went hand in hand with the fate of the native Indian. The transportation of cattle, including the hardy Texas Longhorn, to rich eastern markets contributed to the rise of the cowboy. But corruption accompanied the power of the railroad monopolies, portending gloom before the rails had even reached their heyday.
The Golden Age of railroading in the beginning of the twentieth century was a time of gleaming steam locomotives chuffing up mountain grades, observation cars with open platforms ferrying politicians on whistle-stop campaigns, dome cars with picture windows gliding through spectacular scenic vistas, and luxurious Pullman cars with mahogany woodwork, chandeliers, and sumptuous meals served on silver by candlelight.
From Santa Fe's Super Chief the first diesel-powered, all-Pullman streamliner, to Great Northern's Empire Builder, with exposed beams and seats covered in pinto leather, to Union Pacific's freight-carring Big Boys, the trains of the West have been the stuff of dreams. Even after their decline, with the rise of the highway and the passenger jet, western railroads continue today to grow and change. Experimenting, merging, using innovative technology and computerized systems, these railroads survive and prosper as a testament to the spirit of the West.

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