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Caboose (Gallery)

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The image of a little red caboose following along behind a long, slow freight train is a classic slice of Americana. This collection traces the development of this iconic bygone piece of rolling stock, from the nineteenth century to the caboose’s almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Hundreds of marvelous modern and historical images depict cabooses of all colors and design at work across the United States and parts of Canada and in the process take in the grand geographic and operational scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing evolution, construction, application, and locations depicted.
 
• Features more than 200 modern and vintage color photographs
• Includes all key North American railroading regions and dozens of railroads
• Traces the evolution of the major caboose types
• Provides detailed captions explaining the hardware and its application

Synopsis:

The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing caboose construction, function, history, and locations depicted.

About the Author

Brian Solomon is the author of more than 40 books on railroading subjects. When not traveling to photograph and research his books, he splits his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760339428
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Subject:
Railroads-Pictorials
Subject:
Railroad
Subject:
train
Subject:
locomotive
Subject:
Railroads - History
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gallery
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
209 color & 43 b/w photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » Other
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

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Product details 192 pages Voyageur Press (MN) - English 9780760339428 Reviews:
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The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing caboose construction, function, history, and locations depicted.
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