9781570984419

Trains of Discovery

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  • ISBN13:

    9781570984419

  • ISBN10:

    1570984417

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-07-16
  • Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
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Summary

A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Alfred Runte'¬"s Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks, the new edition now includes protected landscapes and historical sites east of the Mississippi made possible or influenced by railroads: the Hudson River Valley; Delaware Water Gap; Harpers Ferry; Indiana Dunes; Gettysburg; Steamtown; and Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, and Acadia National Parks. Illustrated with paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from major libraries and public archives, as well as America'¬"s railroads and the author'¬"s private collection, this book is a sight to behold as well as a wonderful, nostalgic armchair read.

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