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Rapid population growth in the Great Plains and the American West after the Civil War was the result not only of railroad expansion but of a collaboration among competing railroads to adopt a uniform width for track. The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 shows how the consolidation of smaller railroads and the growth of capitalism worked to unify the fragmented railroad industry through standardization. George Rogers Taylor and Irene D. Neu cover the emergence of railroads before and during the Civil War, their expansions westward, the gradual adoption of a national rail gauge, and the development of standardized equipment and car interchange rules that set examples for American industry in general. A pioneering work first published in 1956, The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 provides a framework for understanding how advancements in technology are both impeded and fostered by political processes and commercial pressures. This paperback edition features three full-color fold-out maps and a new introduction by Railroad History editor Mark Reutter.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBN:
9780252071140
Introduction:
Reutter, Mark
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Introduction by:
Reutter, Mark
Introduction:
Reutter, Mark
Author:
Neu, Irene D.
Author:
Taylor, George Rogers
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroad gauges.
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Railroad gauges -- United States -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
107-117
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6.00 in

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