Railroads and Weather

From Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes, the Impacts of Weather and Climate on American Railroading

Authors: Changnon, Stanley

  • Covers the impacts of major storms of the last hundred years on the American railroad industry
  • With numerous illustrations
  • Comprehensive in scope
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About this book

This award-winning "must-read" for weather and railroad buffs is the first book to cover the impacts of major storms of the last hundred years on this massive American industry. Includes 210 historic and color train photos and special Katrina coverage.

About the authors

Stanley A. Changnon is Professor of Geography and Emeritus Chief of Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has written numerous books and articles about his lifetime hobby, railroads. His 39 railroad articles have appeared in Rail Classics, Midwest Rail, and Historic Illinois.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Dealing with the Weather

    Changnon, Stanley A.

    Pages 1-7

  • Weather Impacts: The Good and the Bad

    Changnon, Stanley A.

    Pages 9-25

  • Examples of Weather Problems in Different Climatic Regions

    Changnon, Stanley A.

    Pages 27-63

  • Effects of Various Weather Conditions

    Changnon, Stanley A.

    Pages 65-91

  • Planning for and Responding to Weather

    Changnon, Stanley A.

    Pages 93-109

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-878220-09-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Railroads and Weather
Book Subtitle
From Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes, the Impacts of Weather and Climate on American Railroading
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright Holder
American Meteorological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-878220-09-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-878220-09-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
136
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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