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The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 by George Rogers Taylor, Irene D. Neu

The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890



The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 by George Rogers Taylor, Irene D. Neu

The emergence of railroads during the Civil War, their expansion westward, the adoption of uniform rail gauges, and the first key consolidations in the industry.


ADVANCE PRAISE For those who have long puzzled over the extent and effectiveness of the nation's railroads on the eve of the Civil War, the maps and lucid text which they accompany will be worth their weight in gold. -- Mississippi Valley Historical Review A model of concise, pointed scholarship. -- Journal of Political Economy The definitive study. -- Business History Review

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Publication date

23rd December 2002


George Rogers Taylor, Irene D. Neu

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University of Illinois Press


128 pages


Railway transport industries
Trains & railways: general interest
History of engineering & technology



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