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Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel
Cliff Schexnayder, PE

Peter E. Randall Publisher



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• A Path over the Mountain
• A Dynasty of Engineers
• Canals vs. Steel Rails
• Railroad Crusader
• The Tunnel Scheme
• The Pennsylvania Railroad Engineer
• Quick-Profit Friends
• Success, Distractions, Suspension of Work
• A Line of Baldwin-Trained Engineers
• American Inventive Genius
• “The Good Lord Hast Delivered”
• Walter and Francis Shanley
• A Flood and the Great Nitro Explosion
• “Fail in the Tunnel”
• Trains and Falling Rocks
• Epilogue
• Index
• About the Author

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