|Statement||by Cecil Kenneth Brown ...|
|Series||University of North Carolina. Social study series|
|Contributions||North Carolina, University of. Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||2 p. l., [vii]-xii p., 2 l., 300 p. illus., maps (1 fold.)|
|Number of Pages||300|
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 railroads . This book is a must read for anyone interested in railroad history as it shares the life and experiences of an early twentieth century locomotive engineer on the "Standard Railroad of the World', the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad/5(66). 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 railroad opened the way for the settlement of the West, provided new economic opportunities, stimulated the development of town and communities, and generally tied the country together. When the railroads were shut down during the great railroad strike of .
This document highlights many important events that have occurred in the evolution of railroad transportation in Michigan. This document was originally published to help celebrate Michigan’s th birthday in A number of organizations and individuals contributed to its development at that time. 2. It made commerce possible on a vast scale. By , the transcontinental railroad was transporting $50 million worth of freight each year. In addition to transporting western food crops and raw. The Progressive Movement. The Progressive Movement was an effort to cure many of the ills of American society that had developed during the great spurt of industrial growth in the last quarter of the 19th century. The frontier had been tamed, great cities and businesses developed, and an overseas empire established, but not all citizens shared in the new wealth, prestige, and optimism. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.
Cecil Kenneth Brown, A State Movement In Railroad Development--The Story of North Carolina's First Effort to Establish an East and West Trunk Line Railroad (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, ) (Hereinafter cited as Brown, A State Movement). 1 The ffi;1ximum allowable capital stock was to be $6 million. men of their generation. The railroad also stirred intense controversy. It was denounced by its opponents as a grasping and greedy octopus. Early Transportation and Communication. The admission of California to the union in linked the state politically with the rest of the nation, but California remained geographically isolated. The railroad system in eastern Texas was becoming well developed, but there was less than miles of track west of a line drawn from Denison through Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Cuero. All this was about to change as during the next ten years more than 6, miles of railroad was constructed in the state. This performance follows seven straight months of record grain movement (March-September). CP moved MMT of Canadian grain and grain products last month. The railroad’s October record betters its previous record for one month, set in April , by %, and the previous October record of MMT, set in , by %.