Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad
ISBN: 0878425586
EAN13: 9780878425587
Language: English
Pages: 1
Format: Paperback

Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad

Book Overview
Everyone knows that trains helped build the West, but few know the story of Blind Tom, a sightless workhorse who pulled flatcars for construction crews on the world's first transcontinental railroad. Stalwartly pulling his heavy load through rain, mud, and snow, Tom contributed in his own way to American history.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Everyone knows that trains helped build the West, but few know the story of Blind Tom, a sightless workhorse who pulled flatcars for construction crews on the world's first transcontinental railroad. Stalwartly pulling his heavy load through rain, mud, and snow, Tom contributed in his own way to American history. Although Tom was blind, his strength and spriit led him to be chosen as the lead horse for the Union Pacific line. Hardworking, patient, and loyal, he was the pride of the UPRR. Telegraph operators tracked the rail workers' daily progress by asking, Where's Blind Tom today? He even became a minor celebrity as reports around the countyry picked up the story of the tenacious blind horse. As informative as it is entertaining, this charmingly illustrated book includes a map of the railroad rout, a Things to Know page, and a list of museums and Web sites with information about railroad history.