A Treasury of Railroad Folklore by B.A. Botkin,Alvin F. Harlow PDF

By B.A. Botkin,Alvin F. Harlow

ISBN-10: 1199398802

ISBN-13: 9781199398802

The greatest shipment of excessive iron lore and legend ever hauled in a single load, A TREASURY OF RAILROAD FOLKLORE includes over a century of the best tales, traditions and songs of the yank railroad. listed below are spell-binding stories of iron horses and iron males – the boomers, brass buttons and brass collars, the hoggers, tallow pots and gandy dancers.

This assortment tells the reality in the back of the railroad saints and sinners, courageous engineers, robbers and gamblers, hoboes, empire developers and tricksters, whose exploits and achievements all mark milestones within the background of railroading.

You will meet all of the such a lot memorable characters within the background of the iron rail, together with Peter Cooper, Theodore Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Wells Fargo and Casey Jones. you may be extremely joyful wiith dramatic bills of runaway trains and epic robberies. you'll roar with laughter at hilarious pranks and methods, feuds and hoaxes, and achieve new perception into the guts and spirit of the railroads and the boys who made, run and rode them.

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