Railroads and the American People

H. Roger Grant


Railroads and the American People

Railroads and the American People

  • Title: Railroads and the American People
  • Author: H. Roger Grant
  • ISBN: 9780253006332
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover



In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad s golden age, 1830 1930 To capture the essence of the nation s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America illustrating each topic withIn this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad s golden age, 1830 1930 To capture the essence of the nation s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal powered locals He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America, not only for the access they provided to distant places and distant markets but also for the depots that were a focus of community life Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.


Recent Comments "Railroads and the American People"

All you ever wanted to know about the railroads of the USA is in this book. Grant concentrates on the tiny details of railroading from the earliest trains--would not want to ride on one of them--to the latest. Although there is little about Amtrak and the Acela train. But lots about stations and the development of lines, the railroad workers, railroad towns, music, art, etc. A long read, but fun.

Note to author -- "There's Something About A Train That's Magic" (Amtrak slogan of early 1990's) sung by Richie Havens! (not Lou Rawls, which is misspelled in index!!)

A nice contrast to the fluff fiction I have read lately. Railroads are interesting, but almost 300 pages of facts was too much and too dry for me.

Very informative, but very, very dry.


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