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Trains Across the Continent, Second Edition : North American Railroad History - Rudolph L. Daniels

Trains Across the Continent, Second Edition

North American Railroad History

Paperback Published: 22nd January 2001
ISBN: 9780253214119
Number Of Pages: 280
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Trains Across the ContinentNorth American Railroad History Second EditionRudolph Daniels

A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America.

"Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history -- both educational and enjoyable reading." -- Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association

"Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." -- Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad

"Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." -- Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway

"Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike.... The industry bible in this area." -- Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College

"Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." -- James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail

"Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history... from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention.... This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." -- Rail News

Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads.

Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.

Industry Reviews

"The best current railroad history available ... everything you need to know ... both educational and enjoyable reading." --Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent truly is a comprehensive account of how railroads helped shpae and are continuing to shape the history of North America." --Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading." --Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad Praise for the first edition: "Despite the broad scope of the topic, Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history chronologically; from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention... This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America over the last 175 years." --Chris Goepel (review for Rail News, April 1999) "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike... The industry bible in this area." --Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College

The Beginnings - Historical Survey
The Industrial Revolution and the First Railroads
Lions, Thumbs and Best Friends
Railroad Fever - Historical Survey
Run on to Goshen
North vs. South: The First Railroad War
The Glory Years - Historical Survey
Harnessing the Elephant
The Work Has Been Done Well in Every Way
The Pullman Company
Glory Years Technology
Railroad Financing
Perfecting the Network
Locomotive Evolution and the Creation of a Railroad Culture
Government Intervention
The Golden Years - Historical Survey
"The Public Be Blessed . . . "
The Lifeline of the Nation
Modern Times - Historical Survey
Twilight of the Railroad Era
Trains Today
Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendices
Chronological Table
Railroad Historical Slang Terms
"The Armchair Conductor": Railroad Movies Available on VHS
Reporting Marks and Railroad Companies Recognized by the AAR
Bibliography Index
Maps: 1850 U.S. Civil War U.S. Resources 1886 Railroads 1918 Canadian National Predecessors 1935 Railroads Current Major Railroads
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253214119
ISBN-10: 0253214114
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 22nd January 2001
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.53 x 22.07  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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