We Took the Train
By (author) H. Roger Grant
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We Took the Train by H. Roger Grant
Book DescriptionIn this illustrated collection, H. Roger Grant, one of America's leading railroad historians, brings together a rich assortment of personal accounts of train travel in the United States since the dawn of railroading. The twenty-one accounts included here tell of the excitement, the romance, the difficulties, and sometimes the danger of traveling by train. Together they present a lively picture of the great changes that have taken place since the 1830s. Some describe wild rides on high-speed raceways, while others recount arduous trips on rickety branch lines. Rail travel at its most luxurious is recreated the elegant Pullman sleeping berths, the fine parlor and observation cars as are some of the more grim journeys of troops, itinerant workers, and prisoners of war in squalid boxcars. Binding these accounts together is an enduring fascination with the rails."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875801568
(267mm x 197mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road, Hardback (April 2014)View all books by H. Roger Grant
Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. This book tells the story of the visionaries whose hopes for connecting North and South would require more than half a century - and one Civil War - to reach fruition.
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Author Biography - H. Roger Grant
H. Roger Grant is the Centennial Professor of History at Clemson University. One of America's leading railroad historians, he is author of numerous books on railroad history, including "The North Western" and "The Corn Belt Route."
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