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American railroads, their growth and development.

Association of American Railroads.

American railroads, their growth and development.

by Association of American Railroads.

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- United States -- History.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE2751 .A79
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL193761M
      LC Control Numbera 48006478
      OCLC/WorldCa2205362

      American Railroads; Their Growth and Development by Association of American Railroads (Washington DC, ) Library of Congress - History of Railroads and Maps; Railroad History Database; National Railway Historical Society (NRHS): Historical Almanac of American Railroads - US, Canada, Mexico. Railroads and the American People does a fine job of humanizing the iron horse" (Wall Street Journal) "With plenty of detail, Grant brings a bygone era back to life, addressing everything from social and commercial appeal, racial and gender issues, safety concerns, and leaps in technology.

      At the end of the s the railroads renewed their expansion. With a brief break in the s, expansion continued at a reckless pace until At the end of more than 20 percent of the , miles of railroad in the United States had been constructed in the previous four years. In his more detailed examination of the impact of railroads on the development of the iron industry (an attempt to assess the importance of railroads to industrialization because of their alleged “backward linkages”), Fogel found it necessary to produce a new series on pig iron output between and and to revise the estimates of the.

      John Moody, The Railroad Builders: A Chronicle of the Welding of the States () very good, short book by scholar "Railroads as an Economic Force in American Development," Leland H. Jenks, The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 4, No. 1. (May, ), pp. in JSTOR recommended; History of Telegraph Industry. For more than years railroads have exerted a pronounced influence on the American people. The iron horse literally became the engine for development and general well-being. By routinizing movements of raw materials, goods, and people, railroads orchestrated the growth of the national economy.


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This their growth and development. book tells the story of the development and progress of American railroads. Contains illustrations and a series of maps showing the expansion of our railroad system by decades.

Particularly useful for social studies classes. Illustrated. Grade 6 and up.5/5(1). American Railroads Their Growth and Development [Association of American Railroads] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(1).

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His designs would also find their way onto early U.S. railroads until American builders became well-established. Chicago Great Western F3A #A has freight #43 along the main line at Kenyon, Minnesota (roughly 50 miles south of the Twin Cities) on Aug The railroads were the key to economic growth in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Besides making it possible to ship agricultural and manufactured goods throughout the country cheaply and efficiently, they directly contributed to the development of other industries.

Robert Fogel and Albert Fishlow have attempted in recent studies to measure the net contribution of the railroad to American economic growth in two specific years: and Both their methods and conclusions have confused, if not dismayed, more conventional historians.

The quantitative element of American Railroads reflected the rise of the New Economic History, which was transforming their field through the use of formal models and sophisticated statistical techniques. Gerschenkron, in fact, also served as mentor for Paul David and Peter Temin, two other distinguished contributors to the New Economic History.[3].

Furthermore, the development of railroads stimulated the growth of the modern coal, iron, and engineering industries, all of which were essential for wider economic growth.

According to Rostow's Take-off Thesis, railroads generated new investment, which simultaneously helped develop financial markets in the United States.

Freight rail is the engine that moves America. It connects thousands of American communities to the global economy while helping to ease highway congestion, save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Take a quick primer on the world’s most efficient and cost-effective freight rail system. John Stover's book on American Railroads is certainly a comprehensive history of the subject, and it goes into great detail. It is a great reference book for those who want to learn about how the railroads got started, how they merged and split up over the years, and how they ended up in the current state (a few large freight companies, and Amtrak with a virtual monopoly over passenger traffic)/5(10).

The Great Railroad Revolution is a history of trains in the United States from their beginnings to the present day. The author, Christian Wolmar, also provides some background information about railroads in Britain early in the book, because steam trains originated in that country/5(51).

This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series. Wooden railroads, called wagonways, were built in the United States starting from the s. A railroad was reportedly used in the construction of the French fortress at Louisburg, Nova Scotia, in New France (now Canada) in Between andat the close of the French and Indian War (–), a gravity.

Railroad, mode of land transportation in which flange-wheeled vehicles move over two parallel steel rails, or tracks, either by self-propulsion or by the propulsion of a locomotive.

Cars. After the first crude beginnings, railroad-car design took divergent courses in North America and Europe, because of differing economic conditions and technological developments. I bought American Railroads by John F.

Stover at the Nevada State Railroad Museum when I was in Carson City. Although this book has little to do with Carson City or Nevada directly, the railroad played such a significant role in the development of the United States that this book.

The paper, based on his PhD thesis, was essentially a summary of what was to be his first book, Railroads and American Economic Growth: Essays in Econometric History, which was published two years later.

It is this paper that I use in the classroom as a critical tool to help students develop a long-term perspective on economic and social change. In his classic paper on the significance of railroads to American economic development, Leland Jenks distinguished three principal avenues of influence: (1) The railroad was what Jenks called an “innovating idea” with important psychological impact “manifested in a .What effect did the development of railroads have on industrial growth?

what was the impact of the Bessemer process on american culture? the bessemer process made possible the mass production (production in great amounts) of steel which is lighter stronger and more flexible than iron.

the process also made it much easier and cheaper to remove.Railroads: Their Growth & Development Posted on Septem by Train Lover Septem Written for a more adult audience, this booklet focuses on the benefits provided by the railroads while neglecting to mention or painting over the scandals, controversies, and financial panics brought about by their construction and operation.