Railroad History Around the World

These articles here delve into various aspects of the railroad industry, such as the history and engineering of railroads around the world. Some of the articles were written by members of the forum, while others were found on the internet.

Swedish Railway History

History of the Swedish Railwayby Erik (besterik) Haraldsson

USA Railroad History

Men of the 'Iron Road'by Grant Sinclair
The End of Steam in Americaby William Sherrick
Theodore Judah and the first Transcontinental Railroad Over the Sierra Nevadasby J. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E. (PDF - 132 kB)

French Railway History

Histoire des chemins de fer françaisby Henri (cheminot) Fouilhoux (PDF - 721 kB)
History of the French railwaysby Henri (cheminot) Fouilhoux (PDF - 667 kB)
Historia del ferrocarril francésby Henri (cheminot) Fouilhoux (PDF - 604 kB)

Railroad Engineering

Railroad Engineer's Practice - 1883 by Thomas M. Cleemann A. M., C. E. (PDF - 6 MB)
Railroad Curves and Earthwork - 1889 & 1894 by C. Frank Allen SB (PDF - 21 MB)
Economic results of diesel-electric motive power by H. F. Brown Ph.B. (PDF - 7 MB)

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