COBBLESTONE February 2017 single back issue.
COBBLESTONE February 2017

Nowadays, you can fly from New York to California in six hours, but until 1869, that same journey would have taken several months! All of that changed with the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which changed transportation in America forever. This month’s issue of COBBLESTONE takes readers on a journey to the historic ‘golden spike’ connecting the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. Meet the men behind the railroad, from scandalous railroad barons to brave Chinese immigrants who carved through the mountains with dynamite. See how trains have shaped our slang and our methods of timekeeping, then peek into the present and future of trains in America in articles such as:

 “All Aboard!” by Meg Chorlian

“The Time Was Right” by Karen Bush Gibson

“The Evolution of Steam Locomotion” by Andrew Matthews

“The Race Is Set” by Marcia Amidon Lusted

“Making It Happen: The Man Behind the Railroad” by Marcia Amidon Lusted

“Scandal” by Peter Barnes and Andrew Matthews

“Working on the Railroad” by Karen Bush Gibson

“Building the Line” by Karen Bush Gibson

“Calling All Conductors” by Will Bremen

“Time to Standardize” by Will Bremen

“Train Talk” by Nick D’Alto

“America’s Rail System Today” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“Fast-Tracking High-Speed Rail” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

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