In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle M John Lubetkin tells how Cooke s gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from
Amtrak is the uniquely American public private corporation that has been providing American rail passenger service since 1971 This book is created from four decades of archival photographs highlighting the employees, trains, and technology that made it possible Amtrak An American Story includes
For as long as locomotives have been the stars of North American railroads, rolling stock has trundled and raced along behind, carrying raw materials, finished goods, and people Illustrated with than 250 photographs, Railroad Rolling Stock traces the evolution of various forms of rolling stock
In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize a twice bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two bit railroad literally five years back, its stock traded for twenty five cents a share But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West.
The only major U.S railroad to be operated by westerners and the only railroad built from west to east, the Southern Pacific acquired a unique history and character It also acquired a reputation, especially in California, as a railroad that people loved to hate This magisterial history tells the
This deluxe narrow gauge volume traces the amazing story of this three foot gauge railroad that ran through the heart of the great American Basin Built to carry the commerce of rich silver and gold strikes, the Nevada Central struggled against tremendous odds for six decades.Often called a line in
Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope.Railroads of Nevada and Eastern Californiais as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads The principal
A lively and engaging chronicle that adds yet another dimension to the historical record The Boston Globe When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and
Aaron W Marrs challenges the accepted understanding of economic and industrial growth in antebellum America with this original study of the history of the railroad in the Old South Drawing from both familiar and overlooked sources, such as the personal diaries of Southern travelers, papers and
8.5x11.5 , color laminated hardcover The first truly World War began in 1749 and was actually triggered by feisty Americans in a bid for control of the Upper Ohio River Valley The Great Railroad War, in the event a struggle between B O and PRR for dominance of the same valley, began in 1827.