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By Matthew M. Osterberg

ISBN-10: 0738510874

ISBN-13: 9780738510873

ISBN-10: 1531607071

ISBN-13: 9781531607074

From the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania at Carbondale to the Hudson River in manhattan close to Kingston, the Delaware & Hudson Canal corporation and the Gravity Railroad reworked lengthy tracks of desert into thriving fiscal parts. Conceived as a cheap approach to delivery anthracite coal, the canal started hauling lots in 1828 to the Hudson River, the place barges to manhattan urban took over. a pacesetter within the applied sciences of the time, the canal corporation used the 1st telegraph process in the USA, and while Delaware & Hudson engineer Horatio Allen ran the locomotive Stourbridge Lion in Honesdale, he grew to become the 1st to run a advertisement steam locomotive on tracks within the Western Hemisphere. The Delaware & Hudson Canal used to be privately funded, and whilst inventory was once provided on the market in 1825, it quickly grew to become the 1st American corporation capitalized at $1 million. The Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad makes use of interesting classic pictures to inform an grand piece of yankee historical past. It indicates the mules, the canal boats, the locomotives, and the boys who ran this technological ask yourself, boasting 100 8 locks over 100 8 miles, plus 4 suspension aqueducts outfitted by way of John A. Roebling of Brooklyn Bridge popularity. The Gravity Railroad is proven besides, hauling coal from Carbondale to Honesdale over the Moosic Mountains, an increase of multiple thousand toes. The Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad tells the tale of an American business masterpiece.

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