THE GREAT RAILROAD REVOLUTION: THE HISTORY OF TRAINS IN AMERICA. By Christian Wolmar. Paperback. 359 Pages.The railroads dominated the American landscape for more than a hundred years, but by the middle of the twentieth century, the automobile, the truck, and the airplane had eclipsed the railroads, and the nation started to forget them. In The Great Railroad Revolution, renowned railroad expert Christian Wolmar tells the extraordinary story of the rise and fall of one of the greatest American endeavors.