The History of American Railroads.
Hollingsworth, J. B.
Place Published: New York:
Date Published: 1983.
Description: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. FIRST US EDITION. 256 pages with index. Black & white and color photo illustrated. The book and dust jacket are VERY GOOD. The books cloth board edge have some wear to bottom, pencil inscription on ffep. The dust jacket has 2" closed tear on the back and minor chipping/tearing at spine top edge. Dust jacket notes read: "The story of the railways of North America is also a history of the development of two great nations: the United States and Canada. The coming of the railroad made the rapid expansion and growth of the two countries possible in the 19th century, and today railroads form a vital network across the continent. By the 1930s railways reached their pinnacle of development: some 15,000 passenger trains departed each day. By the time Amtrak was established in 1971, many famous names like the Super Chief, the Twentieth Century Limited and the California Zephyr had disappeared, perhaps forever. After years of decline, the late 1970s and early 1980s have seen U.S. and Canadian railroads showing signs of recovering, albeit slowly. The book covers the very latest equipment and rolling stock and explains how the consolidation of the railroad companies has made them more efficient. Hundreds of superb illustrations help to depict the story of the world's most important railway systems, including the Burlington Great Northern, Union Pacific, Penn Central, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railroads. Photographs of the first steam engines, camel-backs, narrow-gauge railroads, name trains, electrified railways, turbines, diesels, and the latest metroliners and turbos appear in this volume. The History of American Railroads is a collector's item for all lovers of the romance of the railroad."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 9666