Where Rails Meet the Sea: America's Connections between Ships and Trains

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The late 19th century brought a transportation explosion in North America and Europe, much of it produced by the steam engine, which by that time had become strong and versatile enough to power ocean-crossing vessels and large freight trains. Where the Rails Meet the Sea tells the exciting story of how the transportation industry was revolutionized by steam power and how the industry in turn changed the face of the world. Included in this amazing volume are:
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Overview

The late 19th century brought a transportation explosion in North America and Europe, much of it produced by the steam engine, which by that time had become strong and versatile enough to power ocean-crossing vessels and large freight trains. Where the Rails Meet the Sea tells the exciting story of how the transportation industry was revolutionized by steam power and how the industry in turn changed the face of the world. Included in this amazing volume are:
  • A comprehensive history of the formation of the shipping industry -- never before told in words and pictures -- from the early 19th century to the formation of the earliest transportation conglomerates to today.

Profiles of the powerful businessmen whose determination drove the international business world and caused the shipping industry to blossom.

  • Rare and never-before-published black-and-white and full-color photographs and memorabilia from the golden age of the transportation boom of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Written by an expert in the history of ships and trains and heavily illustrated throughout, Where the Rails Meet the Sea is a fascinating volume that details the history of the most transformative industry of the 20th century.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781567995978
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/1998
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 11.94 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    A must for modeler or railfan

    No railroad book collection would be complete without having this book. The book is excellent in every aspect. Great for reference or just some pleasant and interesting reading.

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