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Railroad History -- United States

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of American railroads.


Six Superlative Sources

· Sarah H. Gordon, Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 1997)

· John F. Stober, American Railroads (2nd ed.; The University of Chicago Press, 1997)

· George H. Douglas, All Aboard: The Railroad in American Life (Paragon House, 1992)

· William L. Withuhn (Consultant Editor), Rails across America: A History of Railroads in North America (Smithmark, 1993)

· John R. Stilgoe, Metropolitan Corridor: Railroads and the American Scene (Yale University Press, 1983)

· William Cottrell, The Railroader (Stanford University Press, 1940)

Other Excellent Sources

· Robert L. Frey (Editor), Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography: Railroads in the Nineteenth Century (Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., and Facts on File, Inc., 1988)

· Keith L. Bryant, Jr. (Editor), Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography: Railroads in the Age of Regulation, 1900-1980 (Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., and Facts on File, Inc., 1988)

· Freeman H. Hubbard, Railroad Avenue: Great Stories and Legends of American Railroading (Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1945)

· H. Roger Grant (Editor), Brownie the Boomer: The Life of Charles P. Brown, an American Railroader (Northern Illinois University Press, 1991)

· Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994 (2nd ed., Barnard, Roberts and Co., Inc., 1994)

· Scott Reynolds Neson, Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence, and Reconstruction (The University of North Carolina Press, 1999)

· James A. Ward, Railroads and the Character of America: 1820-1887 (The University of Tennessee Press, 1986)

· Albert J. Churella, From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive Industry (Princeton University Press, 1998)

· Albro Martin, Railroads Triumphant: The Growth, Rejection and Rebirth of a Vital American Force (Oxford University Press, 1992)

· Maury Klein, Unfinished Business: The Railroad in American Life (University Press of New England, 1994)

· T. Clarke and others, The American Railway: Its Construction, Development, Management, and Appliances (Arno Press, 1976)

· Lucius Beebe, High Iron: A Book of Trains (Orig., 1938; Bonanza Books Edition, N.D.)

· Erie Lackawanna, Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992 (Stanford University Press, 1994)

· Ron Hollander, All Aboard! The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen and His Lionel Train Company (Workman Publishing, 1981)

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