THE EXCURSION TRAIN

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The Excursion Train

Author : Edward Marston
ISBN : 0749082372
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck is back to investigate two deaths on the rails. Will he catch the murderer before more lives are lost. . .
Category: Fiction

All Stations To Longridge

Author : David John Hindle
ISBN : 9781445626505
Genre : Transportation
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The fascinating, fully illustrated history of a unique railway line.
Category: Transportation

Yreka Western Railroad

Author : Matt Starman
ISBN : 0738574309
Genre : Transportation
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The city of Yreka was determined to have a railroad. When the Southern Pacific Railroad decided in 1883 to bypass Yreka, the citizens constructed their own railroad known as the Yreka Railroad Company. This railroad managed to eke out a living over the next few decades. In the 1930s, the railroad was reincorporated as the Yreka Western Railroad. By the mid-1930s, the railroad went bankrupt and was forced into receivership, and a new manager was put in charge. Through perseverance of the new manager, the railroad began to grow and prosper. By the late 1970s, the railroad once again started to decline, but as in the past, it managed to hold on. In 1986, the railroad started an excursion train known as the "Blue Goose," and steam locomotive No. 19 was added in 1989. Throughout all the hardships, the railroad still continues today and has been given the nickname "the Little Railroad that Refuses to Die."
Category: Transportation

The Western Maryland Railway

Author : Brian Paulus
ISBN : 9781452057828
Genre : History
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This book is a pictorial history looking back at the Western Maryland Railway through black and white photos during its glory years of operations in the 1950s, to its final years of pre-consolidation in the 1970s through color photography. It also takes a look at the railroad more than a decade after its merger into the Chessie System. We will also review a brief history on the "Queen City" (Cumberland, Maryland), as well as the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.
Category: History

The Chatsworth Wreck

Author : C.C. Burford
ISBN : 9785873663927
Genre : History
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The Chatsworth Wreck: a saga of excursion train travel in the American Midwest in the 1880's
Category: History

All Aboard

Author : Jim Loomis
ISBN : 9781569761892
Genre : Travel
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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
Category: Travel

Louisville Nashville Railroad In South Central Kentucky

Author : Kevin Comer
ISBN : 9780738592145
Genre : History
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At the midpoint of the 19th century, people and goods moved by river or muddy roads, which made traveling difficult; a stagecoach trip from Louisville to Nashville took 36 hours. Railroads were coming into prominence at the time, and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was chartered in 1850. It was completed between the namesake cities in 1859, overcoming many obstacles such as Muldraugh's Hill, Green River, and Tennessee Ridge. The line became a pawn during the Civil War, used by both Union and Confederate forces, and endured heavy damages to survive and prosper. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad would grow into one of America's great success stories, expanding to nearly 7,000 miles of track throughout the Southeast. This volume covers the L&N Main Line in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee, the Memphis Line, the Mammoth Cave Railroad, the Glasgow Railway, the Portage Railroad, and a branch to Scottsville.
Category: History

Fire And Steam

Author : Christian Wolmar
ISBN : 9781848872615
Genre : History
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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.
Category: History