2 edition of Railroads in defense and war found in the catalog.
Railroads in defense and war
Association of American Railroads. Bureau of Railway Economics. Library.
Written in English
|Statement||compiled by Helen R. Richardson, reference librarian.|
|Contributions||Richardson, Helen R. 1891-|
|LC Classifications||Z6724.R2 B93|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 262 p.|
|Number of Pages||262|
Apr 20, · In , the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies began building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to . By the end of the war nearly one of every two American personnel in uniform had passed through its doors. But the prime task was shipping the war material created in the US to American and Allied forces overseas. The book presents quite a bit of coverage of what was shipped by train and how.
On the eve of World War I, America's railroads were afloat in a sea of dramatic contrasts. On the one hand, the railroad's influence could still be felt in the towns and cities of America, and long-distance travel was still almost exclusively the domain of the passenger train. This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series. The history of rail transport in Germany can be traced back to the 16th century. The earliest form of railways, wagonways, were developed in Germany in the 16th century.
The Military Trains Loaded for War - 's American Railroads in WW2 video is a great piece of memorabilia that shows the patriotism and hard work that was put in by the Railroad teams. It was a significant effort and one that actually helped win the war! Civil War Book List By THE NEW YORK TIMES. Far more books have been written about the Civil War than about any other event in American history, and Lincoln’s stack of books towers over that of any other American figure. Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary.
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Detailed bibliography of published works, manuscripts, periodical articles, and governmental documents dealing with railroads in defense and war published between and both in the United States and abroad.
cateringwhidbey.com: Helen R. Richardson, Association of American Railroads. Jun 29, · Byrailroads are a major feature of the American landscape moving goods and passengers between towns.
The nation lacked a uniform integrated system but worked around breaks and different gauges. With the war, railroads become both a necessity and an objective. This book looks at railroads and the Civil War/5(10).
Sep 26, · Fascinating description of railroad operations on over 20 Class I railroads, written at the height of the country's efforts to win World War II. Covers every aspect, including troop trains, carrying the mail, CTC control, oil and the development of diesels, movement of vital commodities such as iron and coal, peak passenger travel, 4/4(2).
Get this from a library. Railroads in defense and war: a bibliography. [Helen R Richardson; Association of American Railroads.
Bureau of Railway Economics. Library.]. Railroads and Rifles is a lucid and deeply researched account of the interaction of three key factors in the unification of Germany - the growth of the railways and their relationship with war, and the development of the breech-loading rifle and Krupp's rifled cannon/5(6).
May 04, · Thomas Weber's The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, was first published by Columbia University Press in Out of print since the s, it has never been out of demand. It has emerged as the premier account of the impact of the Northern railroads on the American Civil War and the corresponding impact of the war on railroad administration and construction/5(12).
Dec 24, · This book is a short narrative about railroads and their use during 'The American Civil War,' 'The War Between the States,' 'The War of Northern Aggression,' 'The War of Southern Secession /5(16).
In comparison to the "Great War," railroads were far better prepared for World War II's traffic onslaught. In Don DeNevi published a wonderful book entitled, "America's Fighting Railroads: A World War II Pictorial History." In over pages he provides an in-depth look at just how vital they were to the war effort through numerous statistics, detailed text, and historic photos.
The Railroads for National Defense Program (RND) ensures the readiness capability of the national railroad network to support defense deployment and peacetime needs. The Program integrates defense rail needs into civil sector planning affecting the Nation’s railroad system. CIVIL WAR BOOKS and AUTHORS is an independent non-fiction American Civil War book review journal, with news, commentary, interviews, and more.
[ Posts may contain affiliate links, meaning CWBA might get a commission from purchases made through those links, at no cost to you. THE ROLE OF RAILWAYS IN THE WAR (extract) By Edwin A. Pratt, Author of The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest.
Railways Become a New Arm in Warfare - Germany Prepares them in Time of Peace for Purposes of Conquest - Strategical Railways and Welt-Politik - Germany's Iron Road to the Persian Gulf - How she Yearned for the African Continent, and Hoped that Railways would Help her to.
Nov 02, · 'The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War' by Festus P. Summers "Fascinating history of the active role played by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during the Civil War. Covers not only the use of the railroad during military operations but also the importance of the line within the military zone.
Nov 11, · I can understand a 4-star rating - as the books gives an excellent overview, it just seems a tad thin. Mary Chesnut was forever train traveling to Richmond, etc., etc. - even a long jaunt to Mississippi - hard to overestimate what the railroads meant to the rise of industrial America and to the development of the west - by the end of the Civil War, Mary, who was used to the best the times had /5.
Model Railroads Go to War is an excellent book for enthusiasts and modelers of railway subjects during wartime. It presents inspirational models through an exceptional selection of photographs, and it identifies many models used in the scenes for modelers who might want to acquire them.
Aug 18, · Take 12 1/2 minutes to see what Americans were doing in WWII, and even more importantly what Americans were capable of doing then that we can't do today. What if the US had to go to war. One of the most hotly contested railroad lines throughout the war was the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, which originated in Alexandria, Va.
(across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.), and ran south-southwest to Gordonsville, in Orange County. In Railroads of the Civil War: An Illustrated History, Michael Leavy uses compelling period photographs and drawings and a rich narrative to reevaluate and illuminate the role of railroads in the Civil War.
In addition to identifying details about the various trains and ancillary equipment and buildings in the illustrations, the author explains. The American Civil War was the first in which large armies depended heavily on railroads to bring supplies.
For the Confederate States Army, the system was fragile and was designed for short hauls of cotton to the nearest river or ocean port. During the war, new parts were hard to obtain, and the system deteriorated from overuse, lack of maintenance, and systematic destruction by Union raiders.
The. Records Relating to North American Railroads Compiled by David Pfeiffer Record Group Records of the Defense Intelligence Agency Record Group Records of the United States Army Continental Commands, of the railroads during World War I and World War II.
By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in Author: John cateringwhidbey.comr.
The Railroad and the State is the first book to examine as a coherent whole the complex and changing relationship between the U.S. Army and American railroads during the nineteenth century. It details the Army's role in the development of the preeminent technology of the era, including the assignment of military engineers to assist early railroad planning and construction, the military use of.Mar 27, · Time has been very good to Thomas Weber's Northern Railroads in the Civil War, First published by Columbia University Press init has been out of print since the s, but never out of demand.
It has emerged as the premier account of the impact of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa/5.A freight car shortage occurred in late for the first time sinceand the railroads worked steadily to put long-dormant cars and locomotives back in service.
Determined to avoid the chaos that resulted from government seizure during World War I, an Office of Defense Transportation was created to exercise general control over the.