Friday, April 19, 2013

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads


The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads
by Agnes C. Laut

NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936 New Edition 2nd Ptg. Very Good- condition with some shelfwear to cloth at corners, edges & one small white spot at upper front corner. Small 4to. Blue cloth. x, (10pp), 590pp, index. Frontispiece, profusely illustrated 36 b&w plates on coated stock; 4 illustrations done by Charles Russell, many text decorations, old prints, maps, cartoons & documents. A thick, heavy book.


Chapter topics include: Steam power, the lure of the West, the West moves from the Lakes to the Prairies, the Land Grant era, the vulture era begins (Gould & Vanderbilt), the forward march to the West (Union Pacific, Central, Southern Pacific, Great Northern, getting across the Sierras), modern Buccaneers in a later era.

PRICE: $20. [SOLD 4/20/13]


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