Railroads in this century

a summary of the facts and figures with charts.
  • 24 Pages
  • 3.25 MB
  • English
Association of American railroads , Washington, D.C
Railroads -- United States -- Statistics -- [1900-


United S

StatementPrepared for the Railroad committee for the study of transportation.
LC ClassificationsHE2713 .A8
The Physical Object
Paginationcover-title, 2 p. l., 24 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL190939M
LC Control Numbera 47000020

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Get this from a library. Railroads in the nineteenth century. [Robert L Frey;] -- Provides information on the railroad industry in America in the nineteenth century through a series of alphabetically arranged essays discussing important individuals, railroads, and other aspects of.

Railroads In The 20th Century, The s Bythe country's total rail mileage had increased tofromin It would continue to grow for another decade before reaching its all-time high during the World War I era.

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Civil rights protests beginning in the late 19th century challenged railroad segregation and job discrimination; the major waves of black migration to the North depended almost entirely on railroads; and railroad themes and imagery penetrated deep into black art, literature, drama, folklore, and music.

The Railroad and the State is the first book to examine as a coherent whole the complex and changing relationship between the U.S. Army and American railroads during the nineteenth century. It details the Army's role in the development of the preeminent technology of the era, including the assignment of military engineers to assist early railroad planning and construction, the military use of.

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New technology would be introduced, and the nation would go to war, during which time the railroads would be run by the government.

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Meints. American railroads in the mid-to-late 19th century mirrored Americans' own regard for vigorous individualism. Classes intermixed in the cars, passengers could move freely about the train, and men were even expected to jump off trains early, or if trains didn't stop.

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Barriger III National Railroad Library at the St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri. In his new book, Railroaded, historian Richard White examines the impact transcontinental train corporations had on business and politics at the end of the 19th century.

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Railroads had a profound impact on technology, business, politics, and culture. This reference guide includes seven essays which provide historical. Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory.

Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians. The book is published by Indiana University Press.Choose the Railroad in U.S. History books. Read the stories of the beginnings of the U.S. Railroads, the pioneers building America's transportation backbone, and more.The Railroads Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act () and the Staggers Act () deregulated the industry by making it easier for railroads to set their own rates, abandon unprofitable lines, and buy other railroads, thus creating economies of scale.

Under deregulation, railroads could offer rate discounts to get more customers.