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Defunct Missouri railroads

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  • 108 Nombre de pages
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Texte du rabat Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 108. Chapters: Penn Central Transportation Company, List of Missouri railroads, Atchison,... Lire la suite
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 108. Chapters: Penn Central Transportation Company, List of Missouri railroads, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, New York Central Railroad, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Norfolk and Western Railway, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Consolidated Rail Corporation, Wabash Railroad, New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago Great Western Railway, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, Southern Railway, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad, Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, Soo Line Railroad, St. Louis - San Francisco Railway, Illinois Terminal Railroad, Alton Railroad, Kansas Pacific Railway, Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Seaboard System Railroad, Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, Chillicothe-Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway, Gateway Western Railway, Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad, St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway, Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway, East St. Louis and Suburban Railway, Osage Valley and Southern Kansas Railroad, Ohio and Mississippi Railway, I&M Rail Link, St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway, Bevier and Southern Railroad, Kansas City Public Service Company, Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway, Atchison and Nebraska Railroad, Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway, Kansas City and Cameron Railroad, Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway, Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad, St. Joseph and Savannah Interurban Railway, Missouri-Illinois Railroad, Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad, Tebo and Neosho. Excerpt: The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Missouri. Electric railways and predecessors Heritage railways The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. The company was first chartered in February 1859. Although the railway was named in part for the capital of New Mexico, its main line never reached there as the terrain made it too difficult to lay the necessary tracks (Santa Fe was ultimately served by a branch line from Lamy, New Mexico). The Santa Fe's first tracks reached the Kansas/Colorado state line in 1873, and connected to Pueblo, Colorado in 1876. In order to help fuel the railroad's profitability, the Santa Fe set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that the railroad was awarded by Congress; these new farms would create a demand for transportation (both freight and passenger service) that was offered by the Santa Fe. Ever the innovator, Santa Fe was one of the pioneers in intermodal freight service, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline: the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway. A bus line allowed the company to extend passenger transportation service to areas not accessible by rail, and ferry boats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys all...

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Titre: Defunct Missouri railroads
Sous-titre: Penn Central Transportation Company, List of Missouri railroads, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, New York Central Railroad, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
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Code EAN: 9781155834962
ISBN: 978-1-155-83496-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre: Amérique du Nord et Amérique centrale
nombre de pages: 108
Poids: 821g
Taille: H246mm x B189mm x T6mm
Année: 2011