By B.A. Botkin,Alvin F. Harlow
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 at 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 historical past of railroading.
You will meet the entire such a lot memorable characters within the historical past of the iron rail, together with Peter Cooper, Theodore Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Wells Fargo and Casey Jones. you'll be overjoyed wiith dramatic debts of runaway trains and epic robberies. you are going to 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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A Treasury of Railroad Folklore by B.A. Botkin,Alvin F. Harlow