Railroads of North America a complete listing of all North American railroads, 1827 to 1986 by Gross, Joseph

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Published by J. Gross in [Spencerport, New York] .

Written in English

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  • North America.

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  • Railroads -- North America.

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Statementresearched and compiled by Joseph Gross.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTF22 .G76 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination[278] p., [21] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2443505M
ISBN 100961647604
LC Control Number87138945
OCLC/WorldCa13765809

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Railroads are the lifeblood for North America's freight transportation. There are seven major railroads in the United States (Class I railroads) and over shortline and regional railroads (Class II & Class III railroads).

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm: Responsibility: edited and compiled by Alan Singer. Iron Trails of North America Earlier in the 20th century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the transportation leader in the United States, moving ten percent of the rail traffic with only four percent of the U.S.

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Inthere were 2, miles (4, km) of usable railroad track in the United States. Directory of freight railroads in America including Class I railroads, regional railroads, shortline railroads, and other freight rail companies.

Freight Railroads in North America. New England (22) Mid-Atlantic Region (87) Southeast Region () Midwest Region () South Central Region & Mexico (75).

Railroads haul some million tons of basic steel products a year, move nearly 75% of the new cars and light trucks purchased in the U.S., and serve a majority of the plus automobile manufacturing plants across North America.

The remainder of the book covers steam engine development at major North American railroads individually. Starting with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and ending with Western Pacific, Drury assembles an amazing amount of information on each railroad’s locomotive fleet, including a roster and photos of significant types.

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.

Category:Spin-offs of North American railroads. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Subcategories. This category has the following 31 subcategories, out of 31 total. A Spin-offs of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway‎ (12 P) B Spin-offs of the.

Class I railroads in North America in In the United States, railroads are designated as Class I, Class II, or Class III, according to size criteria first established by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) inand now governed by the Surface Transportation Board.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm: Responsibility: consultant editor, William L. Withuhn.

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