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John Moody Quotes

31 John Moody quotes:

"The railroad, they said, was a natural monopoly; no private citizen could hope ever to own one; it was thus a kind of monster which, if encouraged, would override all popular rights."
Author: Moody Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"On July 18, 1858, the first through train passed over the entire line from Philadelphia via Mount Joy to Pittsburgh without transfer of passengers. At the same time the first smoking car ever attached to a passenger train was used, and sleeping cars also soon began to appear."
Author: Moody Quotes Category: Joy Quotes
"The railroad is sprung from the application of two fundamental ideas - one the use of a mechanical means of developing speed, the other the use of a smooth running surface to diminish friction."
Author: Moody Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"The ultimate plan, which proved too visionary, was to consolidate under one control a vast network of lines extending all over the continent."
"In this wise the Commodore not only added millions to his already growing fortune but also made himself a power in the financial world."
"Farmers, merchants, manufacturers, and the traveling public have all had their troubles with the transportation lines, and the difficulties to which these struggles have given rise have produced that problem which is even now apparently far from solution."
"Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive."
"The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium."
"The development of railroad properties under the Vanderbilt influence was not confined to the territory east of Chicago and the Mississippi Valley."
"Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand."
"By 1880 four different lines of railroad were running through to the Pacific States, and a fifth, the Denver and Rio Grande, had penetrated through the mountains of Colorado and across Utah to the Great Salt Lake."
Author: Moody Quotes Category: Running Quotes Railroad Quotes
"The history of the Erie Railroad ever since 1901 has been a record of progress."
"Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious falling off in general business."
"The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare."
"People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned."
"It was a simple matter to find fault with the railroad; it has always been its fate to arouse the opposition of the farmers."
Author: Moody Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period."
"The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property."
"The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad."
"Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history."

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