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The Railroad Never Sleeps: 24 Hours in the Life of Modern Railroading

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For well over a century and a half the railroad has rolled on, crisscrossing the continent in the ceaseless activity that keeps the North American economy moving. This never-ending workday unfolds hour by hour in The Railroad Never Sleeps, a remarkable photographic chronicle of North American railroading over twenty-four hours. On May 10, 2007, the anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony marking the completion of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad, several of todays top railroad photographers set out for every corner of the continent to capture the railroad in action at every hour of the day and night. The result is a magnificent portrait of railroading across the vast canvas of North America, from rural outpost to urban center, port city to Great Plains, dawn to dusk to deepest night. The breathtaking photographs and detailed captions depict every type of railroading--heavy-haul unit trains, intermodal, modern passenger and commuter lines, short-line services, and more. Together they create a complete picture of the motive power, rolling stock, workers, and operations that keep North American life and business on the rails.

About the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, including Railroads of Pennsylvania, also from Voyageur Press. His writing and photography have been featured in the world’s top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1 Magic Time

Chapter 2 Daybreak Trackside

Chapter 3 Clear Signals Coast to Coast

Chapter 4 What Railroads Do Best

Chapter 5 In Light of Promontory

Chapter 6 The Golden Hour

Chapter 7 Where One Day Leaves Off . . .

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616731281
Subtitle:
24 Hours in the Life of Modern Railroading
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Railroads -- United States.
Subject:
Photography of railroads
Subject:
Railroads -- North America.
Subject:
Railroads-Pictorials
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080515
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
176

Related Subjects

Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

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