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History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad
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" After the Civil War, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's most efficient lines. It is a southern institution and a railroad buff's dream. When eminent railroad historian Maury Klein's definitive History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was first published in 1972, it quickly became one of the most sought after books on railroad history. This new edition both restores a hard-to-find classic to print and provides a new introduction by Klein detailing the L&N's history in the thirty years since the book was first published.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xii-xii
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  1. Introduction to the New Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. 1 A Town Grows Legs: The Birth of the L & N
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 2 The State Between the War: The L & N in Wartime, 1861-65
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. 3 The Sinews of Transportation, Part I
  2. pp. 45-58
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  1. 4 The Contours of Postwar Strategy
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. 5 Combinations and Complications, 1865-73
  2. pp. 79-101
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  1. 6 Northern Invaders and Southern Invasions, 1870-73
  2. pp. 102-122
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  1. 7 The Furies Uncaged: Depression and Expansion, 1872-79
  2. pp. 123-149
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  1. 8 "Newcomb's Octopus'': The Zenith of Territorial Expansion, 1879-81
  2. pp. 150-170
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  1. 9 The Financiers Take Charge: Interterritorial Expansion, 1880-83
  2. pp. 171-194
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  1. 10 Scandal and Reorganization, 1884
  2. pp. 195-222
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  1. 11 A Curmudgeon for All Seasons: Milton H. Smith and His Administration
  2. pp. 223-243
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  1. 12 In Pursuit of Profits: Financial Policy, 1885-1902
  2. pp. 244-262
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  1. 13 Tracks to the Door: Developmental Extension, 1885-1902
  2. pp. 263-287
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  1. 14 Childhood's End: Interterritorial Expansion, 1885-1902
  2. pp. 288-313
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  1. 15 The Sinews of Transportation, Part II
  2. pp. 314-344
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  1. 16 The Great Freight Rate Debate
  2. pp. 345-367
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  1. 17 Through a Glass Darkly: The L & N in Politics, 1880-1920
  2. pp. 368-394
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  1. 18 Götterdämmerung: The Close of an Era, 1902-21
  2. pp. 395-418
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  1. 19 From Riches to Rags: Prosperity and Depression, 1921-40
  2. pp. 419-451
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  1. 20 Resurrection and Redirection: War and Modernization, 1941-59
  2. pp. 452-492
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  1. Epilogue: Into the Maw of Progress
  2. pp. 493-522
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 523-524
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 525-540
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 541-554
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 555-558
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 559-574
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