Civil War Railroads & Models by Edwin P. Alexander

By Edwin P. Alexander

For all railroad lovers, historians, and version railroad developers, this can be the definitive paintings on Civil conflict railroads and types. Profusely illustrated with 280 images and drawings, it's the results of decades of study by way of the popular authority on railroads Edwin P. Alexander.

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Tigure 29. The old Frcdciitk suiLion on the B ^ O opened Dec. 2, 1S31. m. adequate for the years of railroading most depots were plain, utilitarian, and then provided. Most of those existing in 1860 were, with a facilities few exceptions, good examples of simple construction, making their duplication in miniature relatively easy. One of the earliest, the station at Frederick, Maryland, on the B & O, may be seen in Figure 29. door and window But an easier way, using 54 "-thick basswood, is to cut a piece for the lower part of the wall up to the w indows, another the height of the windows, and a third top section from the windows to the roof line.

Its at Richmond; destruction see Figure 72. Three-way stub switches and switch stands on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore at the entrance to the Susquehanna River Ferry at Havre de Grace, Maryland. A bridge 3,269 feet in length was opened for traffic November 28, 1866, completing an all-rail line between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Track Construction: Actual is" Scale • 45 As the war continued and the supply of rail became critical in the South, less important roads and branch lines were stripped of" their rails to help maintain the more important arteries.

Had not better councils prevailed, it would soon have been apparent that, to the numerous unavoidable difficulties, many others that were unavoidable would have been added without remedying any. On the 25th of December [1862] exactly one month after the Road had been reopened to Nashville, General Morgan made his appearance at Glasgow with from 3,000 to 4,000 men. Thence he moved north, parallel with the Road, . . and, avoiding the fortifications at Munfordville, struck otu' Road at Bacon Creek, eight miles north of that place.

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