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  • Delaware & Hudson. The Bridge Line to New England and Canada (Shaughnessy)

Delaware & Hudson describes the company that ran the first steam locomotive in this country, and operated the first integrated transportation system in 1828, when it combined the use of a railroad and canal in an audacious scheme to transport Pennsylvania coal to New York City. The D&H first used Roebling's wire cable to operate its gravity railroad, and later used the same cables to build wire suspension aqueduct bridges to carry the canal over two rivers, and did all this years before Roebling would build the Brooklyn Bridge. The book is filled with photographs, maps and engravings, with images on virtually every page. Although it is a book for railroad fans, it also works as a history of American technology and the history an American company which rode its use of technical innovations to become one of this country's largest corporations by the middle of the nineteenth century. 625 Illustrations, (mainly B&W photographs) Roster, Maps, Appendix, Index. Fifth Printing 1974 Howell-North. Hardcover with dw. Good condition. OJ-81H3-ZTWR

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Delaware & Hudson. The Bridge Line to New England and Canada (Shaughnessy)

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