Iron Rails in the Garden State: Tales of New Jersey Railroading

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Indiana University Press, 2008 - 190 pagina's
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Iron Rails in the Garden State is a sampler of unique and fascinating stories about railroading in New Jersey, culled from archives and independent research. It is a collection of historical vignettes, and because it is not tied to a particular time or railroad line, Anthony J. Bianculli is free to move from one story to another, entertaining the reader with anecdotes of New Jersey railroad pioneers, sacred sites, and expensive mistakes. Included in this book are tales from railroad literature that have not been told at length until now.

 

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1 The Colonel Takes to the Rails 1825
1
Fare 3 1833
5
3 Isaac Dripps and the John Bull 1831
10
4 Ashbel Welch Railroad Man 183674
14
From New Jersey to the World 18371926
18
6 Piercing the Palisades 18381910
25
Crossing the Hudson River 1838Present
31
8 The Railroad and the New Jersey Bedroom Communities 18402006
39
20 The Hoodoo Trolley Car and Other Streetcar Tales 18871940s
99
21 A Pair of Majestic Railroad Terminals 1889 and 1907
106
22 A Cape May Speedster 1895
113
23 The Not So Fast Line 190137
116
24 Catastrophe at the Thoroughfare 1906
125
25 Making Tracks in New Jersey 1914Present
128
26 The Outlaw Railroad Strike and the Indignation Specials 1920
132
27 Modern Light Rail in the Garden State 1929Present
137

9 The Jersey Central 18491976
44
10 The PJB a Really Short Shortline 1865Present
53
11 The Rascals at Bay in Fort Taylor 1868
58
12 Henry Drinker and the Musconetcong Tunnel 187275
64
13 The Railroad King of Blairstown 1876
67
14 The Great Frog War at Hopewell 1876
71
15 Frog Wars Redux 1879
75
Electric Locomotive Pioneers 188083
78
17 A Railroad Bicycle and a Bicycle Railroad 1880 and 1892
82
18 Death of a President at Elberon 1881
88
19 William F Allen and the Day of the Two Suns 1883
93
28 T he Dirigible Railroad at Lakehurst 193237
140
29 Calamity at Woodbridge 1951
145
30 Railroad Retreat and Renaissance in the Garden State 1950Present
149
A Little Paint Some Elbow Grease and a Lot of Love 1980Present
157
Riding the Golden Oldies Present
160
33 And in Closing
163
Notes
167
Bibliography
179
Index
183
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Over de auteur (2008)

Anthony J. Bianculli is a retired mechanical engineer and author of Railroad History on American Postage Stamps as well as a series of four books called Trains and Technology. He lives in Rocky Hill, New Jersey.

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