Book ID: CBB836629611

Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads (2017)


Darbee, Jeffrey (Author)

Indiana University Press

Publication Date: 2017
Edition Details: Book Series: Railroads past and present
Physical Details: xii, 230 pages : illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
Language: English

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis was founded in 1821, early settlers struggled to move people was only a little over 14 miles. Though small in size, the Union and the Belt had an outsized impact, both on the city's rail network and on the city itself. It played an important role both in maximizing the efficiency and value of the city's railroad freight and passenger services and in helping to shape the urban form of Indianapolis in ways that remain visible today. (Publisher)

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Review John Woods (Fall-Winter 2018) Review of "Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads". Railroad History (pp. 106-107). unapi

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Schauer, David C.
Adams, Frank P.
Lee, Thomas R.
White, John H., Jr.
Grant, H. Roger
Panza, James D.
Railroad History
Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society
Morning Sun Books
Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
T. Lee Publications
Henry Holt
John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Land transportation
Photography of railroads
Business history
White, William
Langdon, Jervis
Joel Jensen
United States
Michigan (U.S.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Pennsylvania (U.S.)
Kansas (U.S.)
Cascade Range
20th century
19th century
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad Company
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Trailer Train Company

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