By Richard DeLuca

Publish Roads & Iron Horses is the 1st booklet to appear intimately on the turnpikes, steamboats, canals, railroads, and trolleys (street railroads) that helped outline Connecticut and form New England. Advances in transportation expertise throughout the 19th century remodeled the structure country from a coarse community of colonial cities to an business powerhouse of the Gilded Age. From the race to construct the Farmington Canal to the shift from water to rail delivery, historian and transportation engineer Richard DeLuca offers us enticing tales and lines the numerous issues that become American innovators and financiers, attorneys and legislators, fight to regulate the circulate of passengers and items in southern New England. The e-book comprises over fifty ancient photos and maps, and offers an outstanding standpoint from which to interpret the historical past of latest England as a complete. this can be an crucial reference booklet for these attracted to Connecticut heritage and a superb present for transportation buffs of all types.

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