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The Boomer: A Story of the Rails - Bedwell, Harry, and Porterfield, James D (Introduction by)
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Eddie Sand is railroading with a capital R. A "boomer," Eddie travels the country making a living as a telegraph operator wherever he finds himself. Never content to sit behind a desk or undertake "the upkeep of a blonde," Eddie's courage, restlessness, and cunning lead him to high adventure. Harry Bedwell's The Boomer portrays an elite fraternity of railroad men--men who were driven by one of the defining elements of the American character: a desire to wander. They were the glamour and glory of railroading, and no one was ...

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The Boomer: A Story of the Rails 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649068

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