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The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America
     

The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America

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by Christian Wolmar
 

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America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train travel. Promoted by visionaries and built through heroic effort, the American railroad network was bigger in every sense

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The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CENY More than 1 year ago
Fascinating and well-researched history of US railroads and their competition, and government responses to railroads. I have a niche interest in certain aspects of railroading, but this book is so expansive and so interesting that I've definitely expanded my knowledge base by reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An unbiased and very complete presentation of North American railroad history and technology with commentary as to their significance. Well written and the way other history books ought to be written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable reading about the history of railroads in the United States. The best railroad history book I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good read - not withstanding a few cheap shots several Republican officials
Anonymous More than 1 year ago