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Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Filled with period photographs, vintage advertising, postcards, and other images, this big volume (9.25x12.25") surveys the many railroad companies that once served across the U.S. A lifelong railroad buff, Wiatrowski has written extensively and made videos on historic railroads. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur of the great American railroad, from the first steam-powered trains of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of today.

Synopsis:

In this lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur that are the great North American railroads, author Claude Wiatrowski examines the development of the industry with nearly 90 features covering more than three dozen railroads past and present, as well as dozens more subjects, including railroads in film and music, specialty railroads, life and travel on the rails, and much more.

Wiatrowski, a rail author and award winning video producer, generously illustrates the text with an array of material, including vintage black and white and modern color photographs, period advertisements, maps, brochures, timetables, postcards, posters, menus, and other collectibles--nearly 600 pieces in all, many of them rarely seen! Also included are a list of Web resources and contact information for museums, preserved railways, and historic sites throughout the United States and Canada.

About the Author

Claude Wiatrowski has written or contributed photos to several books on railroading as well as Colorado history. He is the author of Railroads of Colorado, published by Voyageur Press in 2002. Dr. Wiatrowski also produces videos on historic railroads. His productions have won Telly and Teddy awards and one was selected for the Library of Congress Local Legacies Program. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1         The Right Stuff

Chapter 2         Robber Baron Boom

Chapter 3         Depression and Decline

Chapter 4         Integration and Disintegration

Chapter 5         The Right Stuff, Again Appendix A      Historical Societies and Other Railroad Organizations Appendix B      Preserved Railways, Museums, and Historic Sites

Bibliography

Author Biography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760329764
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History
Author:
Wiatrowski, Claude
Author:
Wiatrowski, Claude A.
Publisher:
Crestline Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Railroads -- Canada -- History.
Subject:
Railroads - History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20120815
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
417 color & 104 b/w photos, 1 illustrati
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » Oversized Books
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

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A lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur of the great American railroad, from the first steam-powered trains of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of today.

"Synopsis" by ,

In this lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur that are the great North American railroads, author Claude Wiatrowski examines the development of the industry with nearly 90 features covering more than three dozen railroads past and present, as well as dozens more subjects, including railroads in film and music, specialty railroads, life and travel on the rails, and much more.

Wiatrowski, a rail author and award winning video producer, generously illustrates the text with an array of material, including vintage black and white and modern color photographs, period advertisements, maps, brochures, timetables, postcards, posters, menus, and other collectibles--nearly 600 pieces in all, many of them rarely seen! Also included are a list of Web resources and contact information for museums, preserved railways, and historic sites throughout the United States and Canada.

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