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North American Railroad Bridges

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 161060458X
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 64.56 MB
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Few railroading scenes are as enduring as those that depict a train traversing river or roadway, creek or cayon, atop a sturdy structure specially engineered for the situation. In this marvelously illustrated work sure to appeal to modelers and railfans alike, prolific rail historian Brian Solomon presents the only completely illustrated book to tackle the development and evolution of North American railroad bridges. Inside, Solomon examines major types of construction-including trusses, trestles, viaducts (both stone arches and steel construction), suspension bridges, and movable spans-as well as many of the men responsible for pioneering them. In addition to explaining in layperson's terms the principles behind each type of construction and why they are used in given situations, Solomon offers histories detailing the origins, construction, and use of iconic structures such as Hell Gate, Starrucca Viaduct, and Suisun Bay Bridge, amoung others, as well as lesser known but nonetheless important and interesting spans. North American Railroad Bridges is illustrated throughout with landmark patent drawings, period postcards, specially commissioned diagrams, and modern color photography from some of today's top rail photographers, capturing railroads large and small hauling traffic across bridges throughout the United States and Canada.
Category: Transportation

The Central Traveller

Author : Henry Schenck Tanner
ISBN : COLUMBIA:0022375660
Genre : Canals
File Size : 77.30 MB
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Category: Canals

The Great Road

Author : James D. Dilts
ISBN : 0804726299
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 45.78 MB
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This masterful, richly illustrated account of the planning and building of the most important and influential early American railroad contributes not only to the railway history but to the history of the development of the United States in the 19th century. 80 illustrations.
Category: Transportation

Travel And Communication

Author : National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings
ISBN : UCBK:C004327092
Genre : Communication and traffic
File Size : 43.78 MB
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Category: Communication and traffic

B And O Magazine

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211470971
Genre :
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The Patapsco

Author : Paul Joseph Travers
ISBN : UOM:39015018997398
Genre : Travel
File Size : 44.64 MB
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This book tells the story of the Patapsco River of Baltimore, Maryland--from the prehistoric Indian camps on its shores through floods and fires, war and peacetime, to the last twentieth century revitalization of its harbor.
Category: Travel