The Golden Age Of Railroads Author:Stewart H. Holdbrook The great achievement of American railroads was that they helped build the United States into a world of power in less than a hundred years.The golden age began in 1830, when the first American built locomotive pulled the first train of cars evermoved by steam on a track in the United States;and it ended in the 1920's with the advent of the inte... more »rnal combustion engine. In The Golden Age Of Railroads Steward Holbrook tells the fasinating story of the important part played inthe development of the United States by the railroads.
The golden age has now passed,but the men of genius and vision who pioneered in building our great railroads will not be forgotten. Theodore D.Judah,William B.Ogden,Commodore Vanderbilt,and James J.Hill. Their stories are told here too,along with those whose inventions of safety devices reduced the heavy accident tolls that marked the early years of railroading.« less