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The Resource Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad, Walter R. Borneman

Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad, Walter R. Borneman

Label
Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad
Title
Rival rails
Title remainder
the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Borneman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the country was up for grabs, and the race was on. The prize: a better, shorter, less snowy route through the corridors of the American Southwest, linking Los Angeles to Chicago. In Rival Rails, Borneman lays out in compelling detail the sectional rivalries, contested routes, political posturing, and ambitious business dealings that unfolded as an increasing number of lines pushed their way across the country" --Cover, p. 2
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borneman, Walter R.
Dewey number
385.0973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2751
LC item number
.B67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
Label
Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad, Walter R. Borneman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Opening gambits (1853-1874) -- Lines upon the map -- Learning the rails -- An interruption of war -- Transcontinental by any name -- The Santa Fe joins the fray -- Straight west from Denver -- "Why is it we have so many bitter enemies?" -- Contested empire (1874-1889) -- Showdown at Yuma -- Impasse at Raton -- Battle royal for the gorge -- Handshake at Deming -- West across Texas -- Transcontinental at last -- Battling for California -- Gould again -- To the halls of Montezuma -- California for a dollar -- Santa Fe all the way (1889-1909) -- Making the markets -- Canyon dreams and schemes -- The boom goes bust -- Still west from Denver -- Top of the heap -- Dueling streamliners
Control code
ocn488730790
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 406 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400065615
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047297
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)488730790
Label
Rival rails : the race to build America's greatest transcontinental railroad, Walter R. Borneman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Opening gambits (1853-1874) -- Lines upon the map -- Learning the rails -- An interruption of war -- Transcontinental by any name -- The Santa Fe joins the fray -- Straight west from Denver -- "Why is it we have so many bitter enemies?" -- Contested empire (1874-1889) -- Showdown at Yuma -- Impasse at Raton -- Battle royal for the gorge -- Handshake at Deming -- West across Texas -- Transcontinental at last -- Battling for California -- Gould again -- To the halls of Montezuma -- California for a dollar -- Santa Fe all the way (1889-1909) -- Making the markets -- Canyon dreams and schemes -- The boom goes bust -- Still west from Denver -- Top of the heap -- Dueling streamliners
Control code
ocn488730790
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 406 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400065615
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047297
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)488730790

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