Landmarks on the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering


American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to buildrailroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect greatbridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of theapplication of engineering to the building of a transportation system that civilizedand settled America, and then supported an industrial revolution and created a worldpower.

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