History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States of America Volume 1



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A Comprehensive Understanding of the Charactor of the Railroads and Canals in the United States through 1860 This book presents a very in depth look into the progress, cost, revenues, expenditures and financial condition of the Railroads and Canals of the United States through 1860. This major undertaking was developed by the industry itself in the absence of any central point of oversight. The industry compiled data in this volume provides a statement of the organization and condition of all rail and canal companies and, at the same time, presenting a interesting history of their operations from year to year. This data reflects upon the character of company management, as well as the extent and value of traffic and supply during that time.. Volume I includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Originally published in 1860, this edition includes charts and tables throughout as well as an Index. The author, Henry Varnum Poor, Esq., was a business analyst and reformer as well the Editor of the "American Railroad Journal."

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