WorldCat Identities

Hilton, George Woodman

Overview
Works: 51 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 6,378 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HE4451, 388.460973
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Most widely held works by George Woodman Hilton
The electric interurban railways in America by George W Hilton( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transportation act of 1958; a decade of experience by George W Hilton( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annotated baseball stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919 by Ring Lardner( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."
American narrow gauge railroads by George W Hilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amtrak : the National Railroad Passenger Corporation by George W Hilton( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life cycle of rail passenger service - Amtrak's statutory authority and planning procedures - Amtrak's operating experience - Evaluation of the Amtrak programm
The cable car in America; a new treatise upon cable or rope traction as applied to the working of street and other railways by George W Hilton( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is a treatise on passenger transport using wire rope traction for carriers operating on rail, popularly cable cars or street railways. The system is described. There are extensive photographs and drawings of components, particularly, carriers, grips, brakes, stationary drives, and the haulage ropes. System design, construction, operation and maintenance are covered in detail along with the powerhouses and drive machinery. Cable car economics is covered for principal cities in America. Fully illustrated with photographs and drawings. Bibliography. (CFD)
Eastland : legacy of the Titanic by George W Hilton( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of July 14, 1915, the steamer Eastland capsized in the Chicago River as she was casting off her lines preparing to depart on an excursion of Western Electric Company employees to a company picnic. The accident killed more than 800 men, women, and children, making it the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and in the history of the Great Lakes. This first comprehensive account of the Eastland disaster attempts to explain what has always been regarded as an inexplicable event. In the process, the author refutes many of the myths that have grown out of the Eastland tragedy, notably that the ship capsized because most of her passengers suddenly rushed from starboard - the wharf side - to port. No similar maritime disaster has received more attention to detail than the author has accorded the Eastland, making this a landmark study in the annals of American maritime history. The Eastland was stable when she was built in 1903, but was reduced to only marginal stability by modifications made during her first season of operation. The ship nearly capsized on July 1904, and experienced other episodes of instability and near-catastrophe over the course of her first twelve years. The final straw was the changes made to the ship in anticipation of the requirements of the La Follette Seamen's Act of 1915. This legislation was the American manifestation of the boats-for-all movement that emerged from the worldwide furor following the sinking of the Titanic, when it was revealed that she carried boatage for only 1,178 people of her licensed capacity of 1,603. On July 2, 1915, three lifeboats and six liferafts were added to the Eastland to increase her licensed capacity. These additions severely aggravated her chronic topheaviness, and 22 days later, on the first occasion she was loaded to her new capacity, the Eastland capsized. The book first describes the previous history of the ship (which was designed for fast overnight passenger service and was ill equipped for use as an excursion vessel), showing how various managements, steamboat inspectors, and, finally, government legislation brought the ship to her fatal condition. The disaster itself is reconstructed on a vivid, minute-by-minute basis, largely from personal testimony in the legal battles that ensued and from contemporary newspaper accounts. The remainder of the book recounts the desperate rescue and relief efforts, the various official investigations, the criminal and civil trials that followed, and the subsequent history of the Eastland as the naval training vessel Wilmette in World War II. The book is richly illustrated with more than 100 photographs, drawings, facsimiles, maps, and diagrams
The Northeast railroad problem by George W Hilton( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ma & Pa, a history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad by George W Hilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Lakes car ferries by George W Hilton( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated account of the history and operation of ferries which have been serving American and Canadian railroads for over a century
The illustrated history of paddle steamers by George W Hilton( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truck system : including a history of the British Truck Acts, 1465-1960 by George W Hilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night boat by George W Hilton( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake Michigan passenger steamers by George W Hilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monon route by George W Hilton( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Staten Island Ferry by George W Hilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Toledo, Port Clinton and Lakeside Railway by George W Hilton( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise upon cable or rope traction, as applied to the working of street and other railways by J. Bucknall Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1887 and 1977 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on wire rope powered street and other railway systems. Historic recount of cable traction for various transport systems including aerial ropeways. Detailed account of cable powered street railway systems in major cities of the world. (CFD)
Bateaux à roues d'Europe et d'Amérique by Joseph Jobé( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The annotated baseball stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919
Alternative Names
George Hilton American historian and economist

George Hilton Amerikaans econoom (1925-2014)

George Hilton historiador e economista americano

Hilton, G. W.

Hilton, George W.

Hilton, George Woodman

Джордж Хилтон

Languages
English (123)

French (7)

Covers
The annotated baseball stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919American narrow gauge railroadsThe cable car in America; a new treatise upon cable or rope traction as applied to the working of street and other railwaysEastland : legacy of the TitanicThe Ma & Pa, a history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania RailroadThe Great Lakes car ferriesLake Michigan passenger steamers