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Re: RR history buffs?

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Dean

11-27-2012 11:51:31
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I have a copy (at home) of a book about the building of the transcontinental railroad that was published about 15 years ago.

IIRC, it is entitled Empire Builders, and is a good read.

If interested, I can check the title tomorrow.

Dean




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Bob M

11-27-2012 12:43:13
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 Re: RR history buffs? in reply to Dean, 11-27-2012 11:51:31  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

You're probably thinking of "Empire Express - Building the First Transcontinental Railroad" by David Hayward Bain. It is a somewhat scholarly work - it contains nearly 100 pages of footnotes/bibliography at the end. It is however an altogether fascinating read.

As Ultradog mentions Ambrose' "Nothing Like It In The World" is also good. Historians claim it was not thoroughly researched and contains some minor factual errors. But it is still very much worth the time.

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Dean

11-27-2012 16:07:15
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 Re: RR history buffs? in reply to Bob M, 11-27-2012 12:43:13  
I believe that's it, Bob.

Dean



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IaLeo

11-27-2012 12:10:32
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 Re: RR history buffs? in reply to Dean, 11-27-2012 11:51:31  
I would appreciate that lookup. Thanks



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Dean

11-27-2012 23:15:52
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 Re: RR history buffs? in reply to IaLeo, 11-27-2012 12:10:32  
Bob M is correct. It is, indeed, The Empire Express.

It it a very good read.

Dean



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Dean

11-27-2012 12:12:43
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 Re: RR history buffs? in reply to IaLeo, 11-27-2012 12:10:32  
OK. I'll check when I get home but it will be very late.

Dean



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