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1901 Poor's Manual of Railroads on CD

In 1860, Henry Varnum Poor published History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States, the first major attempt at compiling a comprehensive account of both the financial and operational details of US railroad companies, which at this point in history, was the largest industry in North America.
Each volume in .pdf format provides a vast resource of financial information on the railway industry for each USA State and Canadian Province. Written by Henry Poor himself, information provided includes, a brief history, costs, stocks and bonds, milage, location, and rolling stock inventory.
Provides a unique perspective on the history of early railroading.
:: This 1901 volume features 1978 pages.