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Title:
Landmarks on the iron road : two centuries of North American railroad engineering
Author:
Middleton, William D., 1928-2011.
Publication Information:
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Across the waters -- Across great mountains -- Railroads below ground -- Yards, docks and terminals -- Lost landmarks.
ISBN:
9780253335593
Format :
Book

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Central Library TF23 .M52 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to buildrailroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect greatbridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of theapplication of engineering to the building of a transportation system that civilizedand settled America, and then supported an industrial revolution and created a worldpower.


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