2001 0-7734-7501-X This study deals with the planning, construction, and early operation of the railroad network of these two Central American nations. The network was unique in Central America because the majority of it was eventually taken over, completed, and operated by International Railways of Central America, a subsidiary of an American concern, the United Fruit Company. This pioneer study explains in considerable detail how all of this occurred, from the first few miles of track laid to the completion of the final international network link. Based on a mix of primary and secondary sources, published and unpublished, the narrative notes how progressive thinkers saw railroads as a way to improve the economies of the nations involved. This volume brings together in a single coherent study much material that is often mentioned only in passing in other volumes, if it is mentioned at all. Illustrations.
2009 0-7734-4863-2 This is the most comprehensive study of the Bagdad Chase Mine and its Ludlow & Southern Railway, drawing on many unpublished primary and secondary sources. This book contains twenty-six black and white photographs.