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This edition: The Second Great Railroad Boom (1871-2010





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Episode Details

The Gilded Age, an era of great wealth and vast power, was driven by the railroad industry. It was also a period when the Federal government finally decided to step off the sidelines and help direct the nation's economy by controlling the railroads. Chapters: The Railroads Move West,
The Railroad Robber Barons, The Federal Government Steps In, Consolidation and the Diesel Engine, America's Railroads Today