This study assumes three stages in the evolution of the city with respect to urban circulation; they are, the horse-and-pedestrian phase, the railroad phase and the automotive phase. This book looks at the second phase in which technology was to become the primary determinant of the particular urban form and growth configuration that characterize the modern industrial city; and the railroad was to play a crucial and decisive role in this development. The very plan and network of the rails, the physical and geographical position of the tracks on the land and in the area came to dictate the surrounding urban fabric and the pattern of land use. Though the general history of the railway industry has been extensively treated, railroad technonogy has received only scant attention from serious historians. The role of civil engineering as it has applied specifically to railroads in the construction or right-of-ways, tracks, bridges, tunnels, sheds and towers, has been largely ignored.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Reviewed in ASCE Civil Engineering, June 1977, p 40.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University Press

    1070 Carmack Road
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210-1002
  • Authors:
    • Condit, C W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 335 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00162972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASCE Civil Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM