Side-lights On Management World Systems Railways by Joseph Gladding PangbornSide-lights On Management World Systems Railways by Joseph Gladding Pangborn

Side-lights On Management World Systems Railways

byJoseph Gladding Pangborn

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... AU-TO-CRAT-IC MAN-AGE-MENT RUS-SIAN RAIL-WAYS THE BARON AND THE ROAD. Russia began railroad building early; Baron Krudener, the Czar's representative in Washington in the twenties of the past century. having evinced a lively personal interest in the inception of the Baltimore and Ohio Company. He came to be a warm friend of the promoters of the pioneer American movement, and advantaged of every opportunity to keep in touch with developments. Those days the journey from the National Capital to Baltimore was a sunrise to sunset jaunt in a stage coach. Nevertheless, the Russian envoy made it frequently, each time to grow more interested. His correspondence with the Royal Master in St. Petersburg materialized into a diary of the events transpiring in connection with the new mode of transit which, evidently, deeply impressed Nicholas I as having large bearing upon conditions in his own land of magnificent distances. When Evan Thomas was building his sail car, the 204 NICHOLAS INSPIRED. Baron was frequently at the scene of activity. On the memorable trial trip, upon the few miles of road open to the experiment, His Excellency managed the canvas. His enthusiasm over the celerity reached and the adherence of the car to the rails knew no limit; the Russian newspapers later being filled with glowing recital of the success met with; the inspiration of the publication--Nicholas himself. By midsummer of the same year--'thirty--the "Tom Thumb," the diminutive creation of Peter Cooper, and with which he was destined to demonstrate the possibilities of steam as a motive power for the propulsion of passenger vehicles on the railway, had progressed to the stage of justifying the initial effort in such locomotion. Foremost among the distinguished invited guests was the Baron....
Title:Side-lights On Management World Systems RailwaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217874827

ISBN - 13:9780217874823