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The great central railroad from Philadelphia to St. Louis

John Augustus Roebling

The great central railroad from Philadelphia to St. Louis

by John Augustus Roebling

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Published by [s.n.] in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pennsylvania Railroad,
  • Railroads -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John A. Roebling, C.E. ; read before the Pittsburgh "Board of Trade."
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40023.
    ContributionsRailway Locomotives and Cars.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination16 p.
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13555798M
    LC Control Number87710444
    OCLC/WorldCa12327670

    The Spirit of St. Louis was a train born primarily out of marketing as it replaced two former trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad and looked to capitalize on the recent success of Charles Lindbergh by naming a train in honor of his airplane that traveled across the Atlantic Ocean between New York and Paris. When the Spirit entered service in the late s it featured heavyweight equipment and. Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, By Jesse C. Burt, Jr.* When the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Company organized, James K. Polk was new in the White House, the Mormons were beginning their long westward trek, and the great European revolutions were but three years away. In railroads.

    The central gold region [electronic resource]: the grain, pastoral and gold regions of North America: with some new views of its physical geography and observations on the Pacific railroad / (Philadelphia: Sower, Barnes: St. Louis [Mo.]: E.K. Woodward, ), by William Gilpin (page images at HathiTrust). Central Railroad of New Jersey (Jersey Central) (CNJ) Central Vermont (CV) Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (CO) Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ) Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (MILW) Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW) Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (RI) Chicago and North Western Transportation Company.

    Pennsylvania Railroad Replaces an Old Bridge Span with a New One in Than Three Minutes.” The New York Times 18 Oct. 5. Ball, Don. The Pennsylvania Railroad, ss. 2nd ed. Chester, VT: Elm Tree Books, Burgess, George H., and Miles C. Kennedy. Centennial history of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, The merger process was quick as the Minneapolis & St. Louis officially disappeared after Octo In a sense, the takeover proved hostile as incoming C&NW personnel had no interest in how things had been done previously. As one former M&StL employee stated, "They run a railroad a lot different than we did, believe me.


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