Illustrated History Of North American Railroads

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Illustrated History Of North American Railroads

Author : Arthur Tayler
ISBN : IND:30000054529304
Genre : Transportation
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"A comprehensive overview of the development of railroads in Canada and the United States from 1830 to the present day."--Dust jacket.
Category: Transportation

Railroads Across North America

Author : Claude Wiatrowski
ISBN : 9781610601368
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 58.10 MB
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From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.
Category: Transportation

North American Railroads

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760347362
Genre : History
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Originally published in hardcover in 2012.
Category: History

Chicago America S Railroad Capital

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760346037
Genre : History
File Size : 77.90 MB
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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.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of North American Railroads

Author : William D. Middleton
ISBN : 9780253027993
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 74.28 MB
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Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
Category: Transportation

The Complete Book Of North American Railroading

Author : Kevin EuDaly
ISBN : 9780785833895
Genre : Transportation
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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.
Category: Transportation

Ge And Emd Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760346129
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 27.95 MB
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"A comprehensive history of North America's two major locomotive manufacturers, comprising previous 2003 and 2006 volumes with updated information and photos to take the story through 2013"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Transportation

Iron Horses

Author : Michael J. Del Vecchio
ISBN : 0762405988
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 66.18 MB
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More than 150 color illustrations highlight the popularity of the great locomotives of North America.
Category: Transportation

Railroads Of The Civil War

Author : Michael Leavy
ISBN : 1594163294
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 31.83 MB
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The "iron horse" became a major weapon in the first war fully dependent on railroads. Moreover railroads would escalate and prolong the war. Leavy provides a study of trains in the Civil War through photographs and a rich narrative.
Category: Railroads

North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781610586856
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 22.34 MB
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.
Category: Transportation

Electro Motive E Units And F Units

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781610597746
Genre : Transportation
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Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed America’s first commercially successful road diesels: the fabulous E-Units and F-Units. This illustrated companion to Voyageur Press’ Alco Locomotives (2009) and Baldwin Locomotives (2010) is the most comprehensive history of the most recognizable locomotives ever built. Beginning with 1937 debut of the fast and powerful E-Units designed for long-haul passenger service, author Brian Solomon treats readers to a wonderful array of archival imagery while explaining the impact the locomotives made on the locomotive market and the railroad industry.
Category: Transportation

North American Railroad Bridges

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 161060458X
Genre : Transportation
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Few railroading scenes are as enduring as those that depict a train traversing river or roadway, creek or cayon, atop a sturdy structure specially engineered for the situation. In this marvelously illustrated work sure to appeal to modelers and railfans alike, prolific rail historian Brian Solomon presents the only completely illustrated book to tackle the development and evolution of North American railroad bridges. Inside, Solomon examines major types of construction-including trusses, trestles, viaducts (both stone arches and steel construction), suspension bridges, and movable spans-as well as many of the men responsible for pioneering them. In addition to explaining in layperson's terms the principles behind each type of construction and why they are used in given situations, Solomon offers histories detailing the origins, construction, and use of iconic structures such as Hell Gate, Starrucca Viaduct, and Suisun Bay Bridge, amoung others, as well as lesser known but nonetheless important and interesting spans. North American Railroad Bridges is illustrated throughout with landmark patent drawings, period postcards, specially commissioned diagrams, and modern color photography from some of today's top rail photographers, capturing railroads large and small hauling traffic across bridges throughout the United States and Canada.
Category: Transportation

The North American Railroad

Author : James E. Vance
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017111407
Genre : History
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Vance takes issue with the commonly held belief that a single rail technology spread from Britain to the rest of the world.
Category: History

Trains Across The Continent

Author : Rudolph L. Daniels
ISBN : 0253214114
Genre : Transportation
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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.
Category: Transportation

The History Of North American Steam

Author : Christopher Chant
ISBN : 0785829334
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 27.22 MB
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This illustrated history of steam trains makes a great gift item for train enthusiasts and railroad historians. It covers steam locomotives from its origins, its expansion through to its eventual obsoletion. It also includes a chapter on railroads in the north and south which covers Canada and Mexico. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full color and written by an author with a number of authoritative titles to his credit, this book has been published in two other formats with over 40,000 copies sold. This new edition is in a mid-size format which would make a perfect addition to the collector’s bookshelf.
Category: Transportation

Historical Atlas Of The North American Railroad

Author : Derek Hayes
ISBN : 1553655532
Genre : Railroads
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A bestselling historian returns with a visually sumptuous look at how the railroad transformed North America. The railroad changed the face of North America forever, allowing the its economy to become industrialized and catalyzing settlement and growth within the continent. People and goods could now move vast distances, time zones were standardized, and military use of the railroads transformed the nature of war. This latest book in the popular Historical Atlas series outlines the development of the railroad system from its very beginnings around 1830 through to today's freight railroads and government passenger services. It features an unprecedented 400 -plus contemporary and historical railroad maps, photographs and many other railroadiana illustrations. Here is a colourful, integrated approach to the origins and development of railroads-their heyday, decline and modern rebirth-in both the United States and Canada, for anyone who loves art books, history, maps or railroads.
Category: Railroads