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Book Review: The Great Railroad Revolution

The Great Railroad Revolution:  The History Of Trains In America, by Christian Wolmar There is a great danger when historians of a given subject, like the history of rail transportation in the United States take off their historian hat and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engines Of War

Engines Of War:  How Wars Were Won & Lost On The Railways, by Christian Wolmar As someone who is interested in the intersection of war and logistics and transportation, I am surprised that more books have not come my way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk, Rotten & Nasty

Punk, Rotten & Nasty:  The Saga Of The Pacific Railway & Navigation Company, by Paul Michael Clock It is rather striking that a short-lived railroad that performed a notable task of civic-mindedness should have been saddled with such a terrible … Continue reading

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The Covered Bridges Of Santa Cruz County

After last night’s adventures, including the fact that we ended up getting home from the fireworks around 11PM or so after the horrible traffic management in Scotts Valley, I figured today would be a day of more or less resting, … Continue reading

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