When the Steam Railroads Electrified

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März 2002



A comprehensive history of North American railroad electrification.


Foreword; Preface; 1 - Electricity challenges steam; 2 - Electrics into Grand Central; 3 - New Haven's bold venture; 4 - Under the rivers to Manhattan; 5 - Taming the tunnels; 6 - Conquering the Cascades; 7 - Big motors in the Appalachians; 8 - Montana copper carrier; 9 - Catenary over the mountains; 10 - Electrifying the 5:15; 11 - The great Pennsy electrification; 12 - Mine haul and miscellaneous; 13 - Traction in Latin America; 14 - What future for electrification?; Appendixes; A - The technology of electrification; B - The motive power of electrification; C - The what, where, and when of electrification; Bibliography; Index


William D. Middleton has been active as a transportation and engineering historian and journalist for more than fifty years. Among his 16 books are a number of titles concerned with the history of electric railways and rail transit in North America, including When the Steam Railroads Electrified, The Time of the Trolley, and The Interurban Era. Other recent titles are Landmarks on the Iron Road, ""Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,"" and The Bridge at Quebec, all published by Indiana University Press. Middleton is a 1950 civil engineering graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Wisconsin. His professional career has also included work as a structural engineer and a bridge designer. He retired from the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps as a commander in 1979, and then served until 1993 on the general faculty and as the chief facilities officer at the University of Virginia. He remains active as a consultant in higher education facilities management.
EAN: 9780253339799
ISBN: 0253339790
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 467 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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