Jason Gould ( May 27, 1836 – December 2, 1892) was an American financier. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jay Gould"
John Edgar Thomson ( February 10 1808 – May 27 1874) was an American civil engineer, railroad executive and industrialist. He was President of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1852 to 1874. He oversaw the railroad's conversion from wood to coal as a fuel for its steam locomotives. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Edgar Thomson"
Lemuel Pratt Grant (1817–1893) was an American engineer and businessman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lemuel P. Grant"
Melville Ezra Ingalls ( 1842– 1914) was a Massachusetts state legislator who went on to become the president of the Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad. The railroad became part of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Big Four Railroad), and Ingalls served as president of that railroad as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Melville E. Ingalls"
Moncure Robinson ( 1802- 1891) was a European-trained civil engineer and U.S. railroad building pioneer. He built the Chesterfield Railroad, the first in Virginia completed in 1831. He built the bridge across the James River between Manchester and Richmond, Virginia for the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad which was completed in 1838. He constructed the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad which featured a spectacular stone bridge and a tunnel 1,932 feet long. ...more on Wikipedia about "Moncure Robinson"
Robert Livingston Stevens ( October 18 1787 – 1856), was president of the Camden and Amboy Railroad (C&A) in the 1830s and 1840s. When the John Bull steam locomotive arrived on the C&A property, it was originally named Stevens in his honor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert L. Stevens"
Robert Pitcairn, born 1836 at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was a Scottish-American railroad executive who headed the Pittsburg Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 19th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Pitcairn" Please tell your friends about www.shortopedia.com
Russell Sage ( 4 August 1816 - 1906) was a U.S. financier. ...more on Wikipedia about "Russell Sage"
Samuel Insull ( November 11, 1859 - July 16, 1938) was an investor in Chicago who was known for purchasing utilities and railroads. He contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel Insull"
Samuel Spencer ( 1847 – November 26, 1906) was an American civil engineer, businessman, and railroad executive. Spencer eventually became president of six railroads, and was a director of at least ten railroads and several banks and other companies. Although his career was cut short when he was killed in a train wreck in 1906, Samuel Spencer is best remembered as the Father of the Southern Railway System. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel Spencer (Southern Railway)"
Samuel W. "Colonel" Fordyce ( February 7 1840 – August 3 1919) was a prominent railroad executive of the American South. He served on several Boards of Directors and as President of a few railroads. Fordyce was also the receiver for several railroads when they declared bankruptcy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel W. Fordyce"
Stuyvesant Fish ( June 24, 1851 - April 10, 1923) was born in New York City, the son of Hamilton Fish, and of his wife Julia Ursin Niemcewicz née Kean. He was an executive of the Illinois Central Railroad from 1887 to 1906, and as its president oversaw its period of greatest expansion. In 1906, he was removed from his position by E. H. Harriman, probably because of Fish's cooperation and participation with the state government in investigating the Mutual Life Insurance Company. Stuyvesant Fish also served on the board of directors of the National Park Bank. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stuyvesant Fish"
Theodore Judah ( March 4, 1826 - November 2, 1863) was an American engineer who dreamed of the First Transcontinental Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Theodore Judah"
Timothy Guy Phelps ( December 20 1824 – June 11 1899) was the first president of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1865 until 1868 when the railroad was purchased by members of The Big Four. Phelps saw the railroad build its first tracks south of San Francisco and became a prominent landowner in the area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Timothy Guy Phelps" The article you are reading is from http://www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
Walter Herron Taylor ( June 13, 1838 – March 1, 1916) was an American banker, lawyer, soldier, politician, author and railroad executive from Norfolk, Virginia. During the American Civil War, he was an officer in the Confederate Army attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel as an aide to General Robert E. Lee. He was later a Senator in the Virginia General Assembly, and an executive of the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Virginian Railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Walter H. Taylor"
Whitmell Pugh Tunstall ( April 15 1810 – February 19 1854) was a lawyer and state legislator in Chatham, Virginia. He was the long-time advocate most responsible for the creation of the Richmond and Danville Railroad which was completed in 1856. ...more on Wikipedia about "Whitmell P. Tunstall"
William Butler Ogden ( June 15, 1805 - August 3, 1877) was the first Mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Butler Ogden"
William Crush was the owner of the Katy railroad. On September 15 1896 at Waco, Texas, to create a public spectacle, he placed two locomotives on a 6.4 km long track in the opposite direction. He then let them steam at full power with their throttles tied open. Inevitably, they crashed. Of the more than 30,000 people watching, hundreds were wounded by flying debris and several were killed. The total kinetic energy released at the point of impact was equal to 200 megajoules (MJ), or about a 7.3 megaton bomb. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Crush"
William Dudley Chipley ( June 6, 1840 – December 1, 1897) was an American railroad tycoon and statesman. He created two railroads in the Florida Panhandle and served many terms as mayor of Pensacola, Florida, as well as in the Florida State Legislature. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Dudley Chipley"
William Jackson Palmer ( September 17, 1836 - March 13, 1909) was a civil engineer, soldier, and industrialist. He was a Union General during the American Civil War. He also was founder and president of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Palmer founded the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1871, as well as several other communities. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Jackson Palmer"
William Kimmel ( August 15, 1812 — December 28, 1886) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving two terms from 1877— 1881. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Kimmel" Simply www.shortopedia.com!
William Kissam Vanderbilt ( December 12 1849 – July 22 1920) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Kissam Vanderbilt"
William Nelson Page ( January 6, 1854– March 7, 1932), was a United States civil engineer, entrepreneur, capitalist, businessman, and industrialist. ...more on Wikipedia about "William N. Page"
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