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Early western railroads

R. Hansford Worth

Early western railroads

an 1888 description of nine railway locations in South West England

by R. Hansford Worth

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Published by Avon-AngliA in Weston-super-Mare .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- England -- West Country -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R. Hansford Worth.
    SeriesAvon-AngliA transport history series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE3019.W38
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20792406M
    ISBN 100905466462

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    Railroads played a significant role in the overall development of Colorado. The document was created as a result of a Colorado State Historical Fund grant awarded to Colorado State Parks for the purpose of preparing a historic context that would assist in evaluation and planning efforts related to railroad abandonments and potential rails-to-trails conversions. Railroad - Railroad - Railroad history: The earliest railroads reinforced transportation patterns that had developed centuries before. During the Middle Ages most heavy or bulky items were carried by water wherever possible. Where natural interconnection among navigable rivers was lacking, gaps in trade were likely to develop, most notably at watersheds.

    Map of the rail road surveys between Hillsborough & Chillicothe. Executed in February, March & April under the direction of B. H. Latrobe, civil engineer, Map of part of Ohio indicating the located and explored railroad lines along the Milford and Chillicothe Turnpike. Shows "Air Lines computed by C. D. Jaques Esqr. C. E. from Hillsborough to Chillicothe.". Contains maps chosen from more than 3, railroad maps and about 2, regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented here are a selection from the Geography and Map Division holdings, based on the popular cartobibliography, Railroad Maps of the United States: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Original .


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