Landmarks on the Iron Road
Author: William d. Middleton
Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 23, 2011)
Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering. American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great bridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of the application of engineering to the building of a transportation system that civilized and settled America, and then supported an industrial revolution and created a world power.