History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
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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Page 1 - We are greatly and rapidly—I was about to say fearfully—growing. This is our pride and our danger; our weakness and our strength... . Let us, then, bind the Republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals.
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