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Chicago: America's Railroad Capital: The Illustrated History, 1836 to Today
The first illustrated history of the people, machines, facilities, and operations that made Chicago the hub around which an entire continent's rail industry still revolves. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chicago's central location in the expanding nation helped establish it as the capital of the still-new North American railroad industry. As the United States expanded west ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Voyageur Press
(first published January 1st 2014)
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Jun 18, 2016 Lara rated it really liked it
This is a book I got through the GR First Reads program. I have lived in Chicago and was aware of it playing a large role in the nation's railroad industry, but had little idea of its railroad history. This book has four chapter, each written by a different person. These chapters provide an overview of the railroad industry in Chicago--its overall history, its history specific to passenger travel, the conjunction of railroads and photography, and the current (as of 2013) status and organization ...more