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By Claude Wiatrowski

From the 1st steam-powered locomotives of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of this day, the yankee railroad has been a very good engine powering the countries development and undefined. This ebook celebrates the distinction and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish journey of the background of the yankee railroad and the tradition surrounding it. Generously illustrated with classic images, smooth photographs, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all demeanour of memorabilia, this quantity bargains a desirable examine the rail industrys beginnings and improvement, in addition to its position in American historical past. From the may possibly of the most important rail businesses and their empires to the romance of rail commute, this is often the whole and fabulously colourful tale of the that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to today.

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This 16-page tour guide describes the river's 1539 discovery by explorer De Soto and the sights to be seen along the 300 5 miles of river paralleled by the railroad. ·~ 8 General Electric U28B near Pueblo, Colorado, leads a Burlington freight train in July 1971. ROBBER BARON BOOM 45 n 1859, the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac was reorganized as the Chicago & North Western Railroad. In 1865, C&NW merged with the Galena & Chicago Union, which had operated Chicago's first train in 1848. In 1866, C&NW leased-and later bought-the Chicago & Milwaukee Railway running between its namesake cities.

The Depression simplified the task of erecting the wires as fewer trains interfered with construction. Everything needed-from wages to copper wire-was less expensive. By 1937, electric trains roamed the Pennsylvania from New York City to Washington, D. , and as far west as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In an era when most electric locomotives looked like shoe boxes on wheels, the Pennsylvania's model GG 1 was astonishing for its beautiful streamlining. The first GG 1 was delivered in 1934 and 139 units would be built.

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