Railroads of Meridian /

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Author / Creator:Lamb, J. Parker.
Imprint:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (x, 162 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series:Railroads past & present
Railroads past and present.
Subject:Railroads -- Mississippi -- Meridian -- History.
TRANSPORTATION -- Railroads -- History.
TRANSPORTATION -- Railroads -- Pictorial.
Mississippi -- Meridian.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11138995
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Other authors / contributors:Bridges, David H.
Price, David S.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town's rail facilities in the 1850s through the current era of large-scale consolidation. Presently, there are only seven mega-size rail systems in the United States, three of which serve Meridian, making it an important junction on one of the nation's four major transcontinental routes. The recent creation of a nationally prominent high-speed freight line between Meridian and Shreveport, the "Meridian Speedway," has allowed the Union Pacifi.
Other form:Print version: Lamb, J. Parker. Railroads of Meridian. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012 9780253005922
Standard no.:9786613683359