Short History of Railroads- Indiana Edition

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Short History of Railroads- Indiana Edition

Learn about the first United States train robbery as well the story of Indiana’s trains, electric traction railways and accidents. The book includes an extensive listing of train museums in the Hoosier State.

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Table of Contents

First Railways – Page 1
A Short History of the Steam Engine – Page 3
1765 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot Demonstrates First Steam Powered Vehicle – Page 6
1784 March William Murdock Demonstrates Model Steam Powered Locomotive – Page 7
Richard Trevithick and High Pressure Steam Engine – Page 7
March 25, 1807 – First Fare Paying Passenger Service – Page 10
1814 – George Stephenson Demonstrate his Locomotive the Blücher – Page 10
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company – Page 12
February 12, 1827 – Baltimore and Ohio Railroad – Page 13
August 28, 1830 – Locomotive Tom Thumb Race with Horse – Page 17
1832 – Railway switch patented by Charles Fox – Page 19
1834 – Boston and Worcester Railroad – Page 20
March 3, 1840 – The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Opens – Longest Railroad in the World – Page 20
September 22, 1842 – Robert Davidson Demonstrated the First Electric Locomotive – Page 20
1857 – Steel Rails First Used In Britain – Page 22
History of Steel – Page 23
George Westinghouse Patented Air Brake System – April 13, 1869 – Page 28
May 10, 1869 – The Driving of the Golden Spike – Page 30
November 18, 1883 – Standard Time Begins – Page 30
September 12, 1904 – Union Traction Terminal Opens – Page 32
September 7, 1907 – Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad – Page 33
1913 – First Diesel Powered Railcar Enters Service In Sweden – Page 34
1939 – Burlington Railroad and Union Pacific Railroads Initiate Wide Spread Diesel-Electric Locomotive Use – Page 35
May 1, 1971 – Amtrak Begins Passenger Service – Page 35
National Train Museums – Page 38
History of Railroads in Indiana – Page 77
Traction Railroad Companies in Indiana – Page 120
Indiana Train Museums – Page 130
Acknowledgements – Page 139
About the Author – Page 140
Mossy Feet Books Catalogue – Page 141Sample Chapter – Page 93
A History of the Transportation Revolution
Chapter Four – A Short History of Boats – Page 107
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