John H. White, Jr., is senior historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and professor of history and mechanical engineering at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.
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A COMPARISON OF TWO MOUNTAIN RAILROADS Read >>
THE SHOPS, YARDS, AND BUILDINGS OF THE EAST BROAD TOP were already antiques when the line shut down forty years ago. Since then they have stayed virtually untouched, and today they give the best picture available anywhere of how steam railroads went about their daily business. Read >>