A Short History of the Railroad

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A Short History of the Railroad
English | Lịch Sử | Christian Wolmar | 740 trang | ePub  | 366,9 MB

CONTENT

Introduction

THE FIRST TRACKS

From Wagonways to Railroads
The Father of Railroads
Powering the Engine
The First American Railroads
The Early Years of American Steam
Europe Takes to the Rails
Map: Western European Railroads
Railroad Mania
Wheels and Trucks
The American Civil War
Signals in the Steam Age
Heroic Failures
India: Dalhousie’s Colonial Imperative
Map: Early Indian Railroads
The Navvies: Digging, Drinking, and Fighting
The Track Structure 90 Cuban Sugar Railroads

THE SPREAD OF THE RAILROADS

Crossing the Alps
Climbing Mountains
The Panama Railroad: A Deadly Rush for Gold
Crossing America
Map: North American Transcontinentals
Going Underground
Death on the Rails
Stopping the Train
The Railroad Experience
Turnouts and Sidings
Temples of Steam
Railroad Signal Telegraphy
Monopolies and Railroad Barons
Building Bridges
The Pullman Phenomenon

RAILROADS COME OF AGE

The Trans-Siberian Railway
Map: The Trans-Siberian Railway
The Orient Express
The Most Spectacular Railroads in the World
Going Uphill
Henry Flagler and the Overseas Railroad
Hauling Freight
Cape to Cairo: The Railroad That Never Was
Map: Cape to Cairo
Electricity Lightens the Load
Going Electric
The People Who Ran the Railroads
The Wrong Side of the Tracks
Indian Hill Railroads: Climbing Out of the Heat

WAR AND UNCERTAINTY

The Golden Age of the Railroads
The Field Railroads of World War I
American Luxury
Wartime Railroad Disasters
The Hejaz Railway
Streamliners
Australia’s Gauge Bungle
High-Speed Steam Trains
Going Diesel: From the Fliegende Hamburger to the Future
Diesel Power Meets Electricity
World War II: Atrocities on the Line

THE IRON ROAD TODAY

Brezhnev’s Folly
Railroads Lost and Found
Vive le Channel Tunnel
Building Tunnels
Switzerland: The Best of the Best
Going Faster: Bullet Trains and High-Speed Lines
China, the New Pioneer
The Railroad Renaissance
Maglev Trains

Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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