History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Google eBook)

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Purdue University Press, 1987 - Transportation - 419 pages
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Author of six earlier books about United States railroads, John F. Stover packs this narrative history with careful scholarship and colorful description which will appeal to the railroad buff and the professional historian, as well as to any reader who wishes to travel with the "Mother of Railroads" through an exciting period in United States history.
  

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Stover is a professor emeritus of history at Purdue University.

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