America S Rail Pictorial

Author: Russ Porter
Editor: Heimburger House Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780911581423
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For more than half a century, Russ Porter has followed Americas railroads, capturing their moods and their tracks, and now brings you a sampling of what he found. Take a front row seat and relax as Porters camera takes you on this picturesque ride where you explore steam and diesel locomotives, freight and passenger trains, as well as gas-electrics, RDCs and oddities such as Whitcomb 44-tonners.

Rails Across North America

Author: David Cable
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858321
File Size: 35,67 MB
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The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads.

America S First Transcontinental Railway

Author: Raymond Cushing
Editor: Interurban Press
ISBN: 9781563420023
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Classic American Railroad Terminals

Author: Kevin J. Holland
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760308325
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A blend of archival photos combine with modern color shots to relate the stories behind the design, the architecture, and the use of terminals like Grand Central Station and Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. 150 photos.

The American Railroad Passenger Car

Author: John H. White
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801827477
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An authoritative history of the American railroad passenger car, illustrated with nearly eight hundred photographs, engravings, and line drawings, examines interior designs and costs and recreates a lost age of elegance in rail travel

Trains Across The Continent

Author: Rudolph L. Daniels
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214119
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Trains Across the Continent North American Railroad History Second Edition Rudolph Daniels A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America. "Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history--both educational and enjoyable reading." --Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." --Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad "Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." --Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike. . . . The industry bible in this area." --Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College "Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." --James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail "Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history . . . from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention. . . . This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." --Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads. Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.

American Railroads Of The Nineteenth Century

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Throughout the nineteenth century, the roots of American industrialism began to take shape, and the railroad became the embodiment of mechanical progress. From the swelling Atlantic coast cities to the quaint New England villages to the prairie towns on the frontier, the ever-growing network of railroad lines helped connect the East to the Midwest. With its black steel hull and brightly painted passenger cars, the vivid image of modern travel captivated the American imagination and instilled in the national identity a steadfast sense of manifest destiny. Before the Civil War, the greatest concentration of railroad lines stretched throughout the North. After the war, however, the need for railroads beyond the Mississippi became paramount as thousands of settlers streamed West. For the Native Americans on the plains, the railroad became a highly visible image of a new, unfamiliar world, an actual end of their free-roaming ways. During its golden age, the railroad was often depicted in newspaper and magazine engravings. Harper’s Weekly devoted great attention to the railroad, and American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century exhibits several hundred plates that appeared in that popular magazine in the last century. With accompanying text, American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century traces the history of the development and growth of the transcontinental lines. Encompassed are such issues as labor disputes, mail and freight service, urban mass transit systems, and train disasters.

Chicago America S Railroad Capital

Author: Brian Solomon
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346038
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"A history of the development of Chicago as a railroad hub, from its earliest days to the present, illustrated with color and black and white photographs, maps, and railroad memorabilia"-Provided by publisher.

Trains

Author: James Lantos
Editor: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1608890171
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Presents over sixty images related to trains drawn from historical and modern sources and includes paintings, prints, illustrations, and photographs.

Hear The Train Blow

Author: Lucius Beebe
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Incudes information on Promontory Point, the Pacific Railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad, The Central Pacific Railroad, the transcontinental railroad, etc.

Pictorial History Of The Civil War In The United States Of America

Author: Benson John Lossing
Editor: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429015829
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Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed that historian Benson J. Lossing did more than any other man to make history interesting and popular. Lossing wrote his comprehensive three-volume history of the Civil War at a time when the facts were still fresh. Originally published in 1866, Volume One covers the period from the political conventions held in the spring of 1860 to midsummer 1861 and the Battle of Bull Run. Lossing accompanies his narratives of marches, battles, and sieges with maps and plans, includes biographical sketches of the prominent people from both sides of the conflict, and illustrates his history with hundreds of drawings and engravings by the author and others.

The Pageant Of America A Pictorial History Of The United States

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Rails Across America

Author: William L. Withuhn
Editor: Smithmark Pub
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Recounts railroad history from the earliest days to the late twentieth century, describes passenger service, employee life, and the effect the railroads had on commerce, and provides information on other aspects

Rising From The Rails

Author: Larry Tye
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466818751
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An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full of white passengers, making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s. In the world of the Pullman sleeping car, where whites and blacks lived in close proximity, porters developed a unique culture marked by idiosyncratic language, railroad lore, and shared experience. They called difficult passengers "Mister Charlie"; exchanged stories about Daddy Jim, the legendary first Pullman porter; and learned to distinguish generous tippers such as Humphrey Bogart from skinflints like Babe Ruth. At the same time, they played important social, political, and economic roles, carrying jazz and blues to outlying areas, forming America's first black trade union, and acting as forerunners of the modern black middle class by virtue of their social position and income. Drawing on extensive interviews with dozens of porters and their descendants, Larry Tye reconstructs the complicated world of the Pullman porter and the vital cultural, political, and economic roles they played as forerunners of the modern black middle class. Rising from the Rails provides a lively and enlightening look at this important social phenomenon.

Railfan Railroad

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Pictorial History Of America S Railroads

Author: Michael J. Del Vecchio
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760308295
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If you love the shrill of a steam whistle, the rumble of a diesel locomotive, or the smooth profile of a streamlined passenger train, you're sure to want Pictorial History of America's Railroads. This lavishly illustrated volume captures all the excitement of the railroad industry in America. Mike Del Vecchio recounts, region by region, railroading's colorful past and present, and looks ahead to its bright future.

Locomotive

Author: Brian Floca
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442485221
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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Rail Mail

Author: Geoffrey F. Stunkard
Editor: Quarter Milestones Pub
ISBN: 9780974821603
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With over 200 illustrations in a well-executed design, this book documents the history of the railroad postcard image from the early 1900s to today, showcasing many rare examples. A solid reference for both the rail enthusiast and serious collector, it includes a wealth of information in 15 chapters, plus valuable tips on collecting postcards, a price guide, and eight pages in full color. Original. 2,700 first printing. Illustrations. Bibliography.

Railway Locomotives And Cars

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The Complete Book Of North American Railroading

Author: Kevin EuDaly
Editor: Crestline Books
ISBN: 0785833897
File Size: 46,82 MB
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It would be impossible to imagine the rapid growth of the United States and Canada without railroads. From the industry's first tentative steps in the early nineteenth century to the railways of our day, here is a fitting celebration of that legacy-an all-encompassing tome for hardcore railfans and casual enthusiasts alike. For more than 150 years, railroads have transformed everyday life in North America - Bringing goods to market, carrying travelers across the continent, seeing us through wars, enriching our folklore, and proving indispensible tour economic, industrial, and social infrastructures. And that's not to mention the mind-bending technologies and machines that railroads have spawned. The Complete Book of North American Railroading celebrates the people and machines that have made this growth possible. In these pages, a cast of railroading authorities team up to tackle the industry's genesis; the development of steam, electric, and diesel-electric locomotives; the golden age of passenger travel; workhorse freight haulers; railroad infrastructure; and modern railroading operations.