Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walter R. Borneman

Narrated By: Norman Dietz

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2010

Duration: 15 hours 1 minutes


From wagon ruts to a railroad empire, an expansive account of the battle to control the heavily contested transportation corridors of the American Southwest and to build America's greatest transcontinental route.


  • Hammond X

    Much of Norman Dietz' narration is even toned, easy listening. UnFORtunately however Dietz SOMEtimes FALLS into PERiods of IRRitating SPEAKing cadence. surPRIsingly this can HAPpen even durring the most munDANE of PASsages such as relating the INTerest rates of RAILroad loans. Another decent book ruined by poor narration. I'll be setting this one aside without finishing it.