Railroad Legacy Map Of The United States

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Railroad Legacy Map Of The United States

Author : National Geographic Maps
ISBN : 1597755427
Genre : Reference
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National Geographic's new Railroad Legacy Map of the United States illustrates the many ways railroads have impacted the nation and shaped people's daily lives. From the creation of time zones still used today to the contributions to the country's economic and industrial development, America's railroad legacy is interwoven with the growth of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries and of the century to come. The map portrays the routes of today's seven Class 1 (major) railroads, Amtrak's passenger routes, as well as those of the more than one hundred Class 1 railroads that ran in 1920 when five percent of the nation's work force more than 2 million people were employed by these lines. The map also highlights present-day and 1920 rail hubs along with text and illustrations of key events in America's railroad history such as the opening of New York City's Grand Central Terminal in 1913 and the last Class I line to employ steam locomotives in 1960. Notable sites such as tunnels, train spotting locations, and railroad museums are also included on this map. The map is printed on high-quality paper, and measures 24"x36" suitable for framing."Map Scale = 1:6,040,000Sheet Size = 36" x 24"""
Category: Reference

Railroad And Hazardous Materials Transportation Programs

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
ISBN : UCSD:31822038350930
Genre : Federal aid to transportation
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Category: Federal aid to transportation

Coal Based Generation Reliability

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ISBN : PSU:000058949085
Genre : Coal mines and mining
File Size : 41.89 MB
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Category: Coal mines and mining

Metis Legacy

Author : Louis Riel Institute
ISBN : UOM:39015056940219
Genre : Métis
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Focuses on the Métis in Canada but also includes some articles and annotated references on the Métis in the United States.
Category: Métis

Social Sciences Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015079890284
Genre : Social sciences
File Size : 23.38 MB
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Category: Social sciences

A Railroad Atlas Of The United States In 1946

Author : Richard C. Carpenter
ISBN : NWU:35556039563648
Genre : Reference
File Size : 37.77 MB
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Containing 202 hand-drawn color maps of every railroad line in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, this book provides a unique record of a time when passenger trains still made stops in every town and freight trains carried the bulk of the nation's cargo. Drawn at a scale of 1 inch to 4 miles, the maps include main and branch passenger and freight lines, former steam locomotive and manual signal tower stations, towns that functioned as crew change points, track pans, coaling stations, and a variety of indexes of railroad features. Carpenter is a longtime observer and collector of railroad history. This is the first volume in a series that eventually will provide the first comprehensive atlas of the U.S. post-World War II railroad system. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Category: Reference

Video Source Book

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ISBN : 0787689777
Genre : Video recordings
File Size : 74.38 MB
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A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Category: Video recordings

Legacy Of A Lifetime

Author : John W. Hakola
ISBN : WISC:89064422082
Genre : History
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This account of Percy Baxter's patient piecemeal acquisition of his gift to Maine, Baxter State Park, is in a sense a biography of the man.
Category: History

Twilight Rails

Author : H. Roger Grant
ISBN : 9780816665624
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 77.81 MB
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By the start of the twentieth century railroads crisscrossed the nation, yet there were still those who believed that the railroad network in the United States was far from complete. Residents of small towns lacking rail access lobbied hard for steam and electric roads to serve their communities, and investors eagerly started new ventures that would fill the gaps in the railway map. While some of these roads enjoyed a degree of success, most of them were financial flops even before the rise of the highway system made them obsolete.In Twilight Rails, H. Roger Grant—one of the leading railroad historians working today—documents the stories of eight Midwestern carriers that appeared at the end of the railroad building craze. When historians have reflected on these “twilight” carriers, they have suggested that they were relevant only as examples of unwise business ventures. Grant finds that even the weakest railroads were important to the communities they served; the arrival of the railroad was cause for great celebration as residents were finally connected to the outside world. A railroad’s construction pumped money into local economies, farmers and manufacturers gained access to better markets, and the excitement generated by a new line often increased land values and inspired expansion of local businesses. Even the least financially successful carriers, Grant argues, managed to significantly improve their local economies.This thorough and highly accessible history provides a fascinating look at the motivations, accomplishments, and failures of the twilight carriers, granting a new breath of life to this neglected aspect of American railway history.
Category: Transportation

America History And Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015065458443
Genre : Canada
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
Category: Canada

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

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ISBN : UOM:39015024167143
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Federal Cases

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ISBN : CHI:48643270
Genre : Judges
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