The Southern Railway: Roads of the Innovators

The Southern Railway: Roads of the Innovators

by Burke Davis


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Davis traces railroad development in the South by a cast of remarkable entrepreneurs and the subsequent creation of the Southern Railway's network from the ruins of those early enterprises. This is also a full account of the many innovations wrought by the Southern's leaders: the first major railroad to convert to diesel power; a pioneer in mechanized maintenance of right-of-way; the use of gigantic box cars to carry bulky cargo; and the operation of coal trains in continuous shuttle.

Originally published in 1985.

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ISBN-13: 9780807816363
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/01/1985
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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