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Chalfant, Randolph W. "Calvert Station: Its Structure and Significance." Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (March 1979): 11-22.
Meyer, Richard D. "Parkton Stone Bridge Possibly Oldest in State." History Trails 15 (Winter 1980/81): 5-6.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.
Smart, Jeffery K. "From Plowshare to Sword: Historical Highlights of Gunpowder Neck and Edgewood Arsenal to the End of World War I." Harford Historical Bulletin 63 (Winter 1995): 3-49.
Smart, Jeffery K. "After 100 Years." Glades Star 7 (December 1995): 660.
Annotation / Notes: Casselman Bridge.
Allen, Cathy. "Prince George's County's Aviation History." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 27 (March 1998): [2-4].
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mechanical Engineers in America Born Prior to 1861. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Entries on James Millholland, Ross Winans, and other early mechanical engineers that practiced in Maryland.
Amrhein, Edward M. "The Brake Shoes You Can't Get at the Auto Parts Store." Live Wire 24 (April-May-June 1993): 1, 5.
Bernard, William S., and Forrest E. Meeks. "The Maryland State Police Aviation Division: Helicopters in the Public Service." Verti-flite 37 (May 1991): 10-17.
Breihan, John R., Stan Piet, and Roger S. Mason. Martin Aircraft, 1909-1960. Santa Ana, CA: Narkiewicz-Thompson, ca. 1995.
Breihan, John R., Stan Piet, and Roger S. Mason. "The Bridge That Disappears." Glades Star 7 (March 1992): 2-3.
Breihan, John R., Stan Piet, and Roger S. Mason. "Bridges over the Youghiogheny River." Glades Star 6 (September 1986): 48-51.
Brown, William H. The History of the First Locomotives in America. New York: D. Appleton, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: Includes an account and a dramatic fold-out illustration of the famous race between the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's early locomotive, the Tom Thumb, and the horse.
Byron, Gilbert. "The Old Chester River Bridge." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 16 (September 1986): 44-45.
Calhoun, David Hovey. The American Civil Engineer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960.
Annotation / Notes: Discusses Benjamin Henry Latrobe as engineer and other early civil engineers in Maryland whose work on the state's turnpikes, canals, and railroads laid the foundation for the civil engineering profession in America.
Caplinger, Michael W. Bridges Over Time: A Technological Context for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Main Stem at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia Press, 1997.
Carlson, Robert E. "British Railroads and Engineers and the Beginnings of American Railroad Development." Business History Review 34 (1960): 137-149.
Carmer, Carl. The Susquehanna. New York: Rinehart, 1955.
Annotation / Notes: One of the prestigious "Rivers of America" series, and for Marylanders a book-end volume to Frederick Gutheim's The Potomac. This is popular history at its best: powerfully-written, anecdotal--and what anecdotes! The story of Thomas Cresap is alone worth checking the book out of the library. Covers the downriver ark traffic and the attempts of steamboats to conquer the rocky and unruly Susquehanna.
Chappell, Helen. "Bridging the Bay." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 24 (June 1994): 44-49.
The Chesapeake, and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland. The Telephone in Maryland. Baltimore: n.p., 1974.
Chevalier, Michel. Histoire et description des voies de communication aux États Unis et des travaux d'art qui en dépendent [History and Description of the Channels of Communication of the United States...]. Paris: 1841.
Annotation / Notes: A good deal of important early information on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is contained in two volumes, one of text and the other of maps and illustrations, by the French economist and advocate of industrial development as the key to social progress. Other railroads and canals are also given extensive treatment.
Colburn, Zerah. The Locomotive Engine: Including a Description of its Structure, Rules for Estimating its Capabilities, and Practical Observations on its Construction and Management. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854.
Annotation / Notes: Railroad historian John H. White, Jr. describes the author as "a leading authority on locomotive engineering and one of the most gifted technical writers of the nineteenth century," and his book as "a small but valuable manual." It includes material on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and its greatest early locomotive builder, Ross Winans.
Colburn, Zerah. Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant. London: Glasgow, W. Collins, sons, and company, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: No-one wrote better about the steam locomotive than Colburn, who was also a founder and editor of American engineering journals. This last of his great works was published a year after his suicide.
Cole, Merle T. "89 CG/OLC: The Davidsonville Transmitter Station." Anne Arundel County History Notes 25 (January 1994): 7-8, 19.