eBook Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Railroads, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307265
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307265
  • DDC: 385.09
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Traversing landscapes and expediting travel, railroads have allowed us to conquer once elusive frontiers to improve both transportation and commerce. Railroad design has changed remarkably little in the years since the invention of the steam engine, yet trains remain a prevalent form of transport and the railways. The bridges that have been developed to support them continue to be a vital part of infrastructures in countries around the world. This engaging volume examines the evolution of railways, railcars, and bridges, as well as the lives of pioneers and tycoons in the railroad business.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The First Railroads.
2: Early European Railroads.
3: The Stockton and Darlington Railway.
4: The Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
5: Characteristics of British Railroads.
6: The Rocket.
7: The Railroad in Continental Europe.
8: Early American Railroads.
9: The Orient Express.
10: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
11: Boston Railroads.
12: The South Carolina Railroad.
13: The Development of Modern Railroads.
14: American Railroads.
15: Expansion into the Interior.
16: The Transcontinental Railroad.
17: The Pacific Railway Acts.
18: Advances in Traction Systems.
19: Railway Company Mergers.
20: Canadian Railroads.
21: The Canadian National Railway Company.
22: Modern Railways around the World.
23: Diesel-Electric Locomotion and Electronic Systems.
24: Growth in Developing Countries.
25: High-Speed Passenger Lines.
26: Maglev.
27: Japan's Bullet Train.
28: Locomotives.
29: Steam Locomotives.
30: Electric Traction.
31: Big Boy.
32: Advantages and Disadvantages.
33: Types of Traction Systems.
34: Diesel Traction.
35: Diesel Development.
36: Elements of the Diesel Locomotive.
37: Types of Diesel Motive Power.
38: Traction Operating Methods.
39: Turbine Propulsion.
40: Railroad Cars.
41: Freight Cars.
42: Passenger Cars.
43: Brake Systems.
44: Automatic Body Tilting.
45: Cars for Daytime Service.
46: Cars for Overnight Travel.
47: Intermodal Vehicles.
48: The Pullman Car.
49: Development.
50: Operations.
51: Passenger Intermodals.
52: Railroad Tracks and Roadways.
53: Location and Construction.
54: Rail.
55: Rail Fittings.
56: Sleepers (Crossties).
57: Track Maintenance.
58: Operations and Control.
59: Communications.
60: Signaling.
61: The Automated Hump Yard.
62: The Elements of Bridge Design.
63: Basic Forms.
64: Beam.
65: World's Longest-Span Beam Bridges.
66: Truss.
67: Arch.
68: World's Longest-Span Arch Bridges.
69: Suspension.
70: World's Longest-Spansuspension Bridges.
71: Cantilever.
72: World's Longest-Span Cantilever Bridges.
73: Cable-Stay.
74: World's Longest-Span Cable-Stayed Bridges.
75: Materials.
76: Wood and Stone.
77: Iron and Steel.
78: Concrete.
79: Construction.
80: Beam Bridges.
81: Arch Bridges.
82: Suspension Bridges.
83: Cantilever Bridges.
84: The Forth Bridge.
85: Cable-Stayed Bridges.
86: Performance in Service.
87: Live Load and Dead Load.
88: Forces of Nature.
89: Bridge Design in the Industrial Age.
90: Iron and Steel, 1779-1929.
91: Iron.
92: The Britannia Bridge.
93: Steel.
94: The First Concrete Bridges.
95: The Brooklyn Bridge.
96: Reinforced Concrete.
97: Prestressed Concrete.
98: Steel After 1931.
99: Long-Span Suspension Bridges.
100: Truss Bridges.
101: Cable-Stayed Bridges.
102: German Designs.
103: U.S. Designs.
104: Japanese Long-Span Bridges.
105: Ōsaka Harbour.
106: Island Bridges.
107: The Akashi Strait Bridge.
108: Early Railroad Engineers.
109: Great Britain.
110: Richard Trevithick.
111: George Stephenson.
112: The United States.
113: Oliver Evans.
114: Peter Cooper.
115: John Jervis.
116: Railroad Trcoons of the Gilded Age.
117: The Erie Railroad Company.
118: Jay Gould.
119: Daniel Drew.
120: James Fisk.
121: The New York Central Railroad Company.
122: Cornelius Vanderbilt.
123: William Vanderbilt.
124: The Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railways.
125: Jay Cooke.
126: Henry Villard.
127: J.P. Morgan.
128: James J. Hill.
129: The Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads.
130: Collis P. Huntington.
131: Leland Stanford.
132: Mark Hopkins.
133: Charles Crocker.
134: The Union Pacific Railroad.
135: Oakes Ames.
136: Edward H. Harriman.
137: Great Railroad Bridge Builders.
138: The 19th Century.
139: Robert Stephenson.
140: William Fairbairn.
141: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
142: Charles Ellet.
143: James Eads.
144: Benjamin Baker.
145: John Fowler.
146: John Augustus Roebling.
147: Gustave Eiffel.
148: The 20th Century.
149: Gustav Lindenthal.
150: Othmar Ammann.
151: Ralph Freeman.
152: Ralph Modjeski.
153: Robert Maillart.
154: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.