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The West the Railroads Made
The West the Railroads Made
by Carlos Schwantes
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Railroads were second only to the federal government in shaping the West, and nowhere was that shaping more visible than on the Great Plains and in large parts of the Pacific Northwest. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs... (read more)

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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
by Tom Zoellner
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A revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportation. Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed... (read more)

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The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America
The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America
by Christian Wolmar
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America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train... (read more)

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Southern Pacific Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)
Southern Pacific Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)
by Brian Solomon
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In 1999, Brian Solomon produced a definitive illustrated history of the Southern Pacific. With this updated edition, the prolific rail author and photographer has gathered more than 150 black-and-white and color photographs, along with timetables... (read more)

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Portland's Streetcar Lines
Portland's Streetcar Lines
by Richard Thompson
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Portland neighborhoods owe their location, alignment, and growth to a splendid, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This city still bears the imprint of the carlines that once wove their way out to suburbs in every direction, including Fulton... (read more)

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A Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand
A Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand
by Victor Hand
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Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand is the latest in our celebrated publications on railroad photography. Unlike previous volumes, this book has an international bent: Hand has taken photographs in more than fifty countries over the... (read more)

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Abraham Lincoln, prior to being elected president and at the time working as a railway lawyer, met future Civil War hero General Grenville Dodge, in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1859. According to historian Stephen Ambrose, Lincoln's first words were "Dodge... (read more)

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Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
by Christian Wolmar
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The opening of the world's first railroad in Britain and America in 1830 marked the dawn of a new age. Within the course of a decade, tracks were being laid as far afield as Australia and Cuba, and by the outbreak of World War I, the United States alone... (read more)

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Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 1: Rolling Stock
Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 1: Rolling Stock
by George Dent
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Most modellers, regardless of what scale they work in, rely heavily on the humble plastic or metal kit. This book will help both novice and experienced modellers to achieve the very best results. George Dent presents a clearly written foundation course... (read more)

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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
by David H Bain
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The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10th, 1869 was one of the defining moments in American history. News of the railroad's completion was simultaneously broadcast across the country via morse code, and the recently reunited nation... (read more)

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Early American Steam Locomotives
Early American Steam Locomotives
by Reed Kinert
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Relive the early days of train travel with this exciting illustrated story of steam locomotion. Working with great love and skill from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, author Reed Kinert recreates, in exacting... (read more)

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Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites
Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites
by Brian Solomon
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Few states have a railroad heritage as rich as Pennsylvanias. This illustrated book offers a colorful look at the Keystone States historic railroads, the men who built and ran them, and the engineering feats that made them possible. Railway historian... (read more)

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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
by Richard White
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This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we... (read more)

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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
by Christian Wolmar
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The birth of the railway in the early 1830s revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the “iron road... (read more)

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Railway Maps of the World
Railway Maps of the World
by Mark Ovenden
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A gorgeously illustrated collection of the world's greatest railway maps and posters, historical and contemporary. Transit Maps of the World was an extraordinary and unexpected success and is now a cult favorite. In his irresistible follow-up Mark... (read more)

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Arcade and Attica Railroad (Images of Rail)
Arcade and Attica Railroad (Images of Rail)
by Kenneth Springirth
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In 1881, a narrow-gauge railroad was built in southwestern New York, from Attica to Arcade. It was later rebuilt to standard gauge to connect with what became the Pennsylvania Railroad. Concerned that the line would be abandoned, local farmers, merchants,... (read more)

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Jane's Train Recognition Guide (Jane's Train Recognition Guide)
Jane's Train Recognition Guide (Jane's Train Recognition Guide)
by Howard Johnston
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<p>The essential guide to the world's trains.</p> <ul> <li>More than 460 locomotives and trains</li> <li>Global coverage</li> <li>Special features, subtypes, and history</li> <li>Detailed and up-... (read more)

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The American Railroad
The American Railroad
by Joe Welsh
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Another heavily illustrated history of the RR. This iteration is asembled by three experts; a train buff from a RR family (Welsh), a retired executive of the B&O and Pullman (Howes), and a quarter century veteran editor of Railfan & Railroad (Boyd... (read more)

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The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West
The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West
by Lesley Poling-Kempes
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From the 1880s to the 1950s, the Harvey Girls went west to work in Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Santa Fe railway. At a time when there were "no ladies west of Dodge City and no women west of Albuquerque," they came as waitresses, but... (read more)

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