War On The Line

Author: Bernard Darwin
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Three Combinations The Story Of The Formation Of The Southern Railway Company

Author: William Dodge
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The Southern Railway

Author: C. Pat Cates
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629889
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Following on the heels of Images of Rail: The Southern Railway, this volume takes a more detailed look at a historic railroad that has served the South for over 100 years and continues to serve as the Norfolk Southern Railway. Included in these pages are stories of bravery in war and ingenuity in peace. From 1942 to 1945, the 727th Railway Operating Battalion—sponsored by the Southern Railway—served in North Africa and up the spine of Italy into Germany. The courageous unit received a citation from Gen. George S. Patton for its involvement in the Sicily Campaign.

The Southern Railway Story

Author: David Wragg
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752488042
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At the forefront of innovation and development in the rail world, the Southern Railway was the only main-line railway to embrace electrification wholeheartedly, creating what was at the time the world's largest electric suburban network. It was also the only railway to use passenger train ferries, allowing its sleeping car service between London and Paris to operate as a true through service, and its 'Golden Arrow' all-Pullman day express even had its own luxury Channel ferry. These achievements would have been noteworthy at any time, but were set against the challenging background of worldwide depression. With the aid of stunning colour photographs, The Southern Railway Story explores this remarkable passenger-traffic-driven railway from its commuter trains, via its international express railway, to its role as a holiday railway serving many of the most popular seaside resorts.

Cancelled

Author: David Boyle
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534790087
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The real, explosive story of the Southern Railways crisis, by the blogger whose posts were read by over 100,000 in a few days of rage and disruption. 10p of the sale price of every copy sold goes to the Railway Benefit Fund. It's a surprising read, and you have the added satisfaction of knowing that the rail managers don't want you to read it! Researched, written and published in a few days at the heart of the unravelling of the Southern Railways franchise, this book explains clearly what is actually happening and why. It follows the extraordinary response to a series of blog posts written by the author and explains what happened as a result. It tells the real story, assigns blame and sets out why we need to be very worried indeed.

Kansas City Southern Railway

Author: Thad Hillis Carter
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738560014
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Historical b&w photographs featuring Kansas City Southern Railway trains and train stations, a Kansas City-based railroad operating over 3,130 track miles in 10 central and southeastern states. Founded in 1887, the railroad provides the shortest route from Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico.

Southern Railway

Author: Tom Murray
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ISBN: 9781610605090
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Few railroads are as deeply associated with the regions they serve as the Southern Railway. This illustrated account of the venerable Southern is both the story of the railroads 88-year tenure as the transportation force in the region and a fascinating chapter of Southern history. The Southern Railway--the first major U. S. railroad to completely convert to diesel--eventually incorporated some 150 individual predecessor railroads into its system. Author Tom Murray explores this complex prehistory before examining the Southern's nearly nine decades of freight and passenger service, right up to its 1982 merger with Norfolk & Western to form Norfolk Southern. Financier J. P. Morgan makes an appearance in the story, which takes in points of interest such as the 21.5-mile trestle across Louisianas Lake Pontchartrain and legendary passenger trains like the Crescent and the Southerner. Wonderful archival photos capture the railways motive power and rolling stock against the regions cityscapes and scenic countryside. The book also includes system maps, period ads, and timetables.

Southern Railway In Kentucky As Seen Through Postcards

Author: Charles H. Bogart
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ISBN: 9780359428298
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This story will be of interest to those interested in the development of rail transportation in Kentucky and to those who fancy the history of the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific and the Southern Railway. There stories of mergers and progress that made the railway for many years a major factor in Kentucky's economic health. The postcards are placed in the geographic settings within Kentucky, thus showing how Kentucky grew and prospered. The postcards in this book illustrate a largely vanished America as seen through the eyes of early postcard publishers. History buffs will enjoy these postcards; allowing us glimpses of how industrial and transportation technology advanced and of the mineral and agricultural wealth that shaped Kentucky. A close reading of this book will illustrate some of the sweeping changes in Kentucky's society during the 20th century. Some may argue that not all of the changes were for the good, but they are now all part of the fabric of Kentucky.

A History Of The Southern Railway

Author: Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall
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A History Of The Harrisonburg Branch Of The Southern Railway Company As Compiled From Numerous Records

Author: Charles Thomas
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A History Of The Southern Railway

Author: Colin Maggs
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445652722
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The story of one of the most iconic railway companies of the great age of steam.

Southern Railway S Historic Spencer Shops

Author: Larry K. Neal, Jr.
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738587806
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Southern Railway's Spencer Shops was a vibrant part of the Southeast's transportation network for more than 80 years. Starting in the late 1800s and continuing until its closure in 1979, the shop complex and its accompanying yards, transfer sheds, and stockyards constituted a major force in the economy of North Carolina and Southern states. The trains that the shop prepared were hauling everyday freight--Appalachian lumber, Piedmont textiles, and perishables--or were famous passenger trains like the Crescent, the Peach Queen, and many more. Others were more notable, such as the locomotive in the folk ballad "The Wreck of the Old 97" or President Roosevelt's funeral train in 1945. The Spencer Shops was an industrial power whose prominence today is celebrated in its continued role as the home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. This book tells the story of how Spencer Shops came to be, its role in transportation, and its continued use today as a North Carolina Historic Site.

Macleod S Other Island

Author: Terry Hastings
Editor: John Donald
ISBN: 9780950615455
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Southern Railway Handbook

Author: Basil Knowlman Cooper
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Reports Mortgages Leases Etc Of The Southern Railway Company And Subsidiary Companies

Author: Southern Railway (U.S.)
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The Cincinnati Southern Railway

Author: Jacob Harry Hollander
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The Southern Pacific 1901 1985

Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603441278
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Don Hofsommer chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. Here is a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special. " . . . a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company . . . . This book is a joy to read."--Richard C. Overton, from the Foreword

The Southern Railway Remembered

Author: James Leslie Hepler
Editor: Tlc Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883089634
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This firsthand account relates a life railroading on the Southern's Washington Division beginning in 1943, when the author was hired on as an engineer, and ending with his retirement in 1970. Autobiographical anecdotes intelligently recall life on the Southern during the late steam and early diesel eras. Illustrated with wonderful photos largely taken around Washington, D.C. Sftbd., 8 1/2 x 11, 112 pgs., 100 b/w ill.

The Lake Shore Michigan Southern Railway

Author: David McLellan
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The Great Railway Revolution

Author: Christian Wolmar
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857897799
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In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.