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Railroads and Weather

From Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes
Stanley A. Chagnon
Copyright: 2006
ISBN: 9781878220738
List Price: $29.95
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Pages: 136
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Dealing with the Weather

Chapter 2. Weather Impacts: The Good and the Bad

Chapter 3. Examples of Weather Problems in Different Climatic Regions

Chapter 4. Effects of Various Weather Conditions

Chapter 5. Planning for and Responding to Weather

Chapter 6. The Evolving Relationship between Weather and Railroads



Stanley A. Chagnon

Stanley A. Changnon is a Professor of Geography and Emiritus Chief of Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A prolific author in the atmospheric sciences, Mr. Changnon has also written numerous books and articles about his lifetime hobby, railroads. His 39 railroad articles have appeared in such publications as Rail Cllassics, Midwest Rail, and Historic Illinois. Mr. Changnon lives in Mahomet, Illinois, with his wife, Joyce.