THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADS by Stewart H. Holbrook

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With railroads fighting for their position as a major means of transportation, the world of tracks and whistles assumes an even greater glamour than it normally holds for young readers. In this text, the author combines history, legend, geography, and adventure as he describes the growth, over the last forty years, of the American railroad. From the early Mogul engines to the great freight trains that cross the continent, he describes the machines, the men that rode them, and the routes they took. Written with knowledge and feeling, this book should interest boys who would achieve an informative sideglance into the growth of this country and a better insight into the mechanical strides that have been made in recent years.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1960
Publisher: Random House-Landmark