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Then came the railroads

Ira G. Clark

Then came the railroads

the century from steam to diesel in the Southwest

by Ira G. Clark

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Southwest (Old.)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIra G. Clark.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 336 p. :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23814036M

    In this excerpt from the book's fourth chapter, Twain describes his journey by mule-drawn express mail coach, in the days before the railroad, and compares it to a newspaper article from the. Ira G. Clark, Then Came the Railroads: The Century from Steam to Diesel in the Southwest (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ). Donovan L. Hofsommer, The Southern Pacific, – (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, ). V. V. Masterson, The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ). Richard C. Overton, Burlington Route: A .

      We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Read more. Spend less. The first few pages are your typical acknowledgements and introductions, followed a few ads for banks and railroad companies, and then comes an index of all the railroads covered in the book, which is extremely helpful, as again, this is a huge reference, and looking for info on one railroad would take forever otherwise.

      Claiming to be on the job, they made their way along the railroad and then through to the Union lines, where they encountered the Sixth Wisconsin, a unit later made famous for its toughness on the battlefield. Ballton wasn’t the only slave to utilize the lines cut by railroads to escape. Freight rail is the engine that moves America. It connects thousands of American communities to the global economy while helping to ease highway congestion, save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Take a quick primer on the world’s most efficient and cost-effective freight rail system.


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Then came the railroads by Ira G. Clark Download PDF EPUB FB2

Then Came the Railroads: The Century from Steam to Diesel in the Southwest tells the story of these railroads and the people who built and followed them.

American Indians, the land, and even the elements were hostile to the railroad builders, who laid thousands of miles of shining rails from Kansas and Missouri to the Gulf and from the Cited by: 3.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Clark, Ira G. Then came the railroads. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [] (OCoLC) Material Type.

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