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A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946: Volume 2: New York & New England

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Whistle-stop posts along a picturesque cycling trail. An abandoned roundhouse in a new industrial park. A piece of "Black Diamond" anthracite coal lying in the grass. These are silent witnesses to the golden age of American railroading, 1946, when the steam locomotive's sonorous whistle could be heard from Pennsylvania to Vermont, from New York to Chicago. The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of the oldest railroad lines in America. This volume includes over 191 beautiful, hand-drawn maps of rail systems in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These masterpieces, accompanied by detailed sections on stations, track pans, tunnels, and viaducts, capture a time when rail was king in New England, before cars, trucks, and planes became dominant.

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Richard C. Carpenter is the retired executive director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency in Connecticut.

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This book, along with Volume 1..., belongs in the library of every serious rail historian. Railfan and Railroad 2005 No detail that is too insignificant to be omitted... as long as it had something to do with railroading. -- John P. Reilly, Editor Emeritus Sunday Hour 2005 Each map is carefully produced in exquisite detail... I give it the highest possible recommendation. -- Peter E. Lynch NHRHTA Bulletin 2005 Carpenter has done an outstanding job showing the railroad world of 1946. National Railway Bulletin 2004 An incredible wealth of information. -- Gregory Curtis American Reference Books Annual 2006 A fine addition to any rail fan's library, perfect for a long winter evening. -- Albert Churella Journal of Transport History 2006 An impressive accomplishment and will likely be well loved and well used by rail buffs and historians. -- Gordon Kennedy Cartographic Perspectives 2006
EAN: 9780801880780
ISBN: 0801880785
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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