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Chicago: America's Railroad Capital: The Illustrated History, 1836 to Today

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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
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