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Twilight Of The Great Trains

Author : Fred W. Frailey
ISBN : 0253354773
Genre : Transportation
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Drawing upon a lifetime of experience as a reporter and editor, Frailey uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of the great passenger trains, and explains how eleven railroad systems withstood or welcomed, fought or embraced the inevitable decline of their passenger services.
Category: Transportation

The Railroad Photography Of Jack Delano

Author : Tony Reevy
ISBN : 9780253021571
Genre : Transportation
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Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) as a photographer. Best known for his work for the Office of War Information during 1940–1943, Jack Delano captured the face of American railroading in a series of stunning photographs. His images, especially his portraits of railroad workers, are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history. This remarkable collection features Delano’s photographs of railroad operations and workers taken for the OWI in the winter of 1942/43 and during a cross-country journey on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, plus an extensive selection of his groundbreaking color images. The introduction provides the most complete summary of Delano’s life published to date. Both railroad and photography enthusiasts will treasure this worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties.
Category: Transportation

The Rock Island Line

Author : Bill Marvel
ISBN : 9780253011312
Genre : Transportation
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This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself and when it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies ever. Today, as its engines and stock travel the busy main lines operated by other carriers, the Rock Island Line lives on in the hearts of those whom it employed and served.
Category: Transportation

The Louisville Cincinnati Charleston Rail Road

Author : H. Roger Grant
ISBN : 9780253011879
Genre : Transportation
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Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities along its 700-mile length. But then came the Panic of 1837, and the project came to a halt. H. Roger Grant tells the incredible story of this singular example of "railroad fever" and the remarkable visionaries whose hopes for connecting North and South would require more than half a century—and one Civil War—to reach fruition.
Category: Transportation

Railroads Of Meridian

Author : J. Parker Lamb
ISBN : 9780253005960
Genre : Transportation
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This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town’s rail facilities in the 1850s through the current era of large-scale consolidation. Presently, there are only seven mega-size rail systems in the United States, three of which serve Meridian, making it an important junction on one of the nation's four major transcontinental routes. The recent creation of a nationally prominent high-speed freight line between Meridian and Shreveport, the "Meridian Speedway," has allowed the Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, and Norfolk Southern railroads to offer the shortest rail route across the continent for Asia-US-Europe transportation.
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The Indiana Rail Road Company

Author : Christopher Rund
ISBN : 9780253356956
Genre : Transportation
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The Indiana Rail Road Company is a story of extraordinary success among the scores of independent short line and regional railroads spawned in the wake of railroad deregulation. Christopher Rund chronicles the development of the company from its origins as part of America's first land grant railroad, the Illinois Central, through the political and financial juggling required by entrepreneur Tom Hoback to purchase the line when it fell into disrepair. Reborn as a robust, profitable carrier, the INRD has become a model for the new American regional railroad. This revised edition, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Fred Frailey and four new chapters, brings readers up to date on Tom Hoback's amazing railroad adventure.
Category: Transportation

Railfan Railroad

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ISBN : UOM:39015058310882
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Annual Directory Of American And Canadian Bed And Breakfasts 1995 Edition

Author : Julia M. Pitkin
ISBN : 1558532668
Genre : Bed and breakfast accommodations
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Since it was first published in 1989, this reference work has become the standard by which other directories are judged. With over 6,000 entries, it is comprehensive, up-to-date, and heavily illustrated with over 400 line drawings and maps. Organized alphabetically by state and by cities within each state.
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Cd Roms In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112739771
Genre : CD-ROMs
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New York Central S Great Steel Fleet 1948 1967

Author : Geoffrey H. Doughty
ISBN : 1883089468
Genre : Transportation
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New York CentralÆs Great Steel Fleet 1948-1967 Geoffrey H. Doughty.Revised, expanded, and better than ever! Doughty chronicles the glory years of one of the finest rail passenger operations in the US. Passengers aboard the NY CentralÆs ôGreat Steel Fleet" were assured of outstanding service and state-of-the-art equipment, designed and decorated by AmericaÆs premierindustrial engineers. An engaging text and virtually all-new photographs examine the postwar renais sance and ultimate twilight of the Great Steel Fleet, reflecting on the period of American history when ôFirst Class" meant more than just a wider seat. Rev. ed. Hdbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 154 pgs., 18 b&w ill., 2 color.
Category: Transportation