History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad :: John F. Stover

History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad :: John F. Stover soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Appendices (5);

From the cover: Over the last century and a half, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which journalist Lucius Beebe once called the Mother of Railroads, has grown with America, and its long development reveals much about the history of our nations railway system.

The B&O was the brainchild of Baltimore city planners who hoped to outstrip New York in the race for western trade, wealth, and populace. Although Baltimore lost the race, it gave New York City a run for its money early in the nineteenth century. New Yorkers were relying on the Erie Canal as a trade route with the West, but Baltimore planners wanted transportation that was more versatile and less vulnerable. Chartered in 1827, the B&O was the first railroad projected westward over the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio Valley.

The engineering problems facing the new road were varied and unique. In 1835, the editor of the American Railroad Journal said the solutions to those problems made the B&O the Railroad University of the United States.

Certainly the B&O ac…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with a tape repair, external, to the head of the spine and bottom corner of the upper panel, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xiv) 419 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Transport Rail catalogue?


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