Author: Carter, Charles Frederick
Number Of Pages: 358
Details: Celebrate the dawn of the railroad industry in The United States with Charles Carter’s iconic book released as a centenary special edition. Widely regarded as one of the best books on the history of rail travel in America, the illustrated centenary edition of When Railroads Were New was released in 1926 with a new preface and centenary edition introduction by Charles Carter. This restored special edition features: - Enlarged 7” x 10” pages - Dozens of period illustrations and photographs - The author’s original page layouts - Classic contemporary type font - Bold retro-styled cover design First published in 1908, Carter was so enthusiastic about the centennial anniversary of the railroad that he released the definitive edition of his work to a world that he believed was more excited about rail travel than ever before. This is a must-have book for all lovers of trains and the history of rail travel. When Railroads Were New is the entertaining definitive history of railways and locomotives from their humble beginnings in the early 19th century to their industrial and commercial peak in the 1900s. Carter tells an exciting tale of trial and error, ingenuity, and incident as he chronicles the dawn of the railroad era from the days of the canal system and recounts groundbreaking locomotives such as the Stourbridge Lion, the Best Friend of Charleston, and West Point. Table of Contents: Chapter 1 – The Dawn of the Railroad Era Chapter 2 – America’s Pioneer Railroad Chapter 3 – Early Days on the Erie Chapter 4 – Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Railroad Chapter 5 – Genesis of the Vanderbilt System Chapter 6 – Incubator Railroads Chapter 7 – The First Transcontinental Railroad Chapter 8 – Through Tribulation by Rail Chapter 9 – Romance of a Great Railroad It was said early on that “The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city, almost as fast as birds can fly, fifteen or twenty miles an hour.” By the 1920s, the tune changed to one of “the nation could not have possibly achieved its size and global importance without the development of its railroad system. Its impact touches every citizen every day.” About the Publisher: The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.
Release Date: 09-03-2021