Item Description

Early Railroad Design & Construction ~ 14 Books on CD
Volume #3 in a Series

Collected for your enjoyment on one CD-Rom republication, 14 historical railroading books from 1857 to 1918. Each book covers early railroading construction and design books, loads of vintage railroading photos and illustrations, company reports - thousands of pages of information collected on one CD.
From Wikipedia: The Americans watched closely the development of railways in England. The main competition came from canals, many of which were in operation under state ownership, and from privately owned steamboats plying the nation's vast river system. The state of Massachusetts in 1829 prepared an elaborate plan. However private enterprise built nearly all the country's railroads, using charters from state government that created the business corporation and gave a limited right of eminent domain, allowing the railroad to buy needed land, even if the owner objected. The CD collection covers some of these early obstacles these railroad had to overcome.(Note there is some duplication of book titles between each CD in this series.)
14 Titles for Your Enjoyment:
~ 1857 Handbook of Railroad Construction. 512 pages.
~ 1883 Modern American Locomotive Engines. 437 pages.
~ 1886 Locomotives & Locomotive Building. 232 pages.
~ 1892 Modern Locomotive Construction. 70 pages.
~ 1893 Buildings & Structures of US Railroads. 546 pages.
~ 1897 The Railway Builder. 282 pages.
~ 1899 Evolution of the Steam Locomotive. 346 pages.
~ 1907 Locomotive Compounding & Superheating. 224 pages.
~ 1907 Railway Shop Up To Date. 330 pages.
~ 1907 Elements of Railroad & Track Construction. 364 pages.
~ 1908 The Railway Locomotive. 176 pages.
~ 1910 Railway Construction. 388 pages.
~ 1911 Locomotive Building. 240 pages.
~ 1918 Railroad Structures & Estimates. 604 pages.


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