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When the Railroad Leaves Town, Vol. I: Eastern United States; American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment

Schwieterman, Joseph P.; Dick Durbin, fore

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ISBN 10: 0943549973 / ISBN 13: 9780943549972
Published by Truman State University Press, Kirksville, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Volume one only. First edition, 2001. Quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 350 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked copy, Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # s00013870

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Title: When the Railroad Leaves Town, Vol. I: ...

Publisher: Truman State University Press, Kirksville

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First printing.

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This volume tells of closing rail lines from historic junctions, aging industrial centers, agricultural villages, and familiar tourist destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States. Joseph Schwieterman takes a look at events that contributed to the demise of railroads in 64 towns and cities distinguished by their notable railroad histories or unusual experiences with rail line abandonment.

Rail line abandonment claimed more than half of U.S. rail route mileage during the past 50 years and is accompanied by controversial and unexpected developments--events affecting communities years after the last train departed.

This book is a concise narrative, with contrasting photos of local train stations in their prime and after abandonment.

About the Author:

Joseph P. Schieterman, Ph.D., is associate professor of public services management and director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at De Paul University. He has published extensively on air, rail, and urban-planning issues and is a long-standing contributor to the Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Sciences. He holds a master of science degree in transportation from Northwestern University and a doctoral degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.

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