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North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Publisher Comments:

This richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads features consise histories of 101 U.S. and Canadian railroads past and present. Illustrated with period and modern photography in both color and black and white, evocative print ads, and system maps, each profile is also accompanied by one or more fact boxes offering details on the railroads' geographic scope, hardware, and freight and passenger operations.
 
Spanning more than a century and a half, this giant compendium of “fallen flags,” Class I behemoths, classic regional carriers, and transportation icons is sure to become the go-to compendium for railfans of all stripes.

Synopsis:

From prolific rail author Brian Solomon comes this richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads, featuring concise histories of 100 favorite railways from the 1840s to present, complete with fact-filled sidebars that list cities served, passenger trains, railyards, commodities, and more. The book is packed with evocative period and modern photography in color and black and white, as well as a treasure trove of classic timetable and advertising art and maps. Chock-full of history, data, and stunning imagery, North American Railroads is a must-have for the library of any railfan!

About the Author

With more than 30 books and countless magazine articles to his credit, Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians and photographers. He splits he time between his hometown of Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Alaska Railroad

2. Algoma Central Railway

3. Amtrak

4. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

5. Atlantic Coast Line

6. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

7. Bangor & Aroostook Railroad

8. Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

9. Belt Railway of Chicago

10. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad

11. BNSF Railway

12. Boston & Albany Railroad

13. Boston & Maine Railroad

14. Burlington Northern Railroad

15. California Northern Railroad

16. Canadian National Railway

17. Canadian Pacific Railway

18. Central of Georgia Railroad

19. Central Railroad of New Jersey

20. Central Vermont Railway

21. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

22. Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

23. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

24. Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad

25. Chicago Great Western Railway

26. Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway

27. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad

28. Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad

29. Chicago & North Western Railway

30. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad

31. Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad

32. Clinchfield Railroad

33. Conrail

34. CSX

35. Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad

36. Delaware & Hudson Railway

37. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad

38. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

39. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway

40. Durango & Silverton Railroad

41. East Broad Top Railroad

42. Erie Lackawanna Railway

43. Erie Railroad

44. Florida East Coast Railway

45. Genesee & Wyoming Railroad

46. Genesee Valley Transportation

47. Grand Trunk Western Railroad

48. Great Northern Railway

49. Green Bay & Western Railroad

50. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad

51. Illinois Central Railroad

52. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad

53. Iowa Interstate Railroad

54. Kansas City Southern Railway

55. Lehigh Valley Railroad

56. Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad

57. Long Island Rail Road

58. Louisville & Nashville Railroad

59. Maine Central Railroad

60. Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad

61. Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad

62. Missouri Pacific Railroad

63. Montana Rail Link

64. New England Central Railroad

65. New York Central System

66. New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

67. New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

68. New York, Ontario & Western Railway

69. New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway

70. Norfolk Southern Railway

71. Norfolk & Western Railway

72. Northern Pacific Railway

73. Pan Am Railways

74. Penn Central Railroad

75. Pennsylvania Railroad

76. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

77. Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway

78. Providence & Worcester Railroad

79. Reading Company

80. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

81. Rutland Railroad

82. St. Louis–San Francisco Railway

83. St. Louis Southwestern Railway

84. Seaboard Air Line

85. Seaboard Coast Line

86. Southern Pacific Railroad

87. Southern Railway

88. Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway

89. Strasburg Railroad

90. Union Pacific Railroad

91. Utah Railway

92. Vermont Rail System

93. Virginia & Truckee Railroad

94. Virginian Railway

95. Wabash Railroad

96. Western Maryland Railway

97. Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad

98. Western Pacific Railroad

99. Wisconsin Central Railroad

100. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760341179
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Trains
Subject:
locomotive
Subject:
railway
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
500 images
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
11.13 x 9.5 in

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From prolific rail author Brian Solomon comes this richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads, featuring concise histories of 100 favorite railways from the 1840s to present, complete with fact-filled sidebars that list cities served, passenger trains, railyards, commodities, and more. The book is packed with evocative period and modern photography in color and black and white, as well as a treasure trove of classic timetable and advertising art and maps. Chock-full of history, data, and stunning imagery, North American Railroads is a must-have for the library of any railfan!

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